Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) (SIA) stated on October 22, 2021, that the Airbus A380 will be available for flights to Sydney (SYD) beginning December 1, 2021.
According to a press release from SIA, the move allows the airline to enhance capacity to Australia when the country reopens its borders in time for Christmas travel.
“With the NSW and Australian border opening up from November 1, the A380 will support even more Australians hoping to connect with loved ones ahead of the Christmas period,” Louis Arul, SIA regional vice president, said in the statement.
In 2007, Singapore Airlines (SIA1) (SINGY) was the first airline to introduce the A380, with Sydney as its first destination.
However, because of the pandemic, its A380 services have been suspended for nearly a year. On November 18, 2021, the airline will resume regular service with the A380, with the maiden flight between Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) and London Heathrow (LHR) in the United Kingdom.
The addition of flights to Sydney is “another step on the road to recovery,” according to Arul, who also stated that the carrier will remain nimble in deploying capacity to destinations based on demand.
The A380 will fly from SIN to SYD every day as flight SQ231, starting at 0045 local times and arriving at 1150 local time. SQ222, the return flight, departs SYD at 1610 and arrives in SIN at 2120. Flights will be available for purchase beginning October 22, 2021.
SIA will conduct brief familiarization flights from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) for crew training before beginning the lengthier routes. Beginning November 2, one-hour flights will be available.