Aussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1162 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4539 times:
SIN to TYO will be the route proving flights, when a second aircraft is delivered routes to LHR and SYD will be simultaneously launched. That what the SQ Group Australia / New Zealand Corp Sales manager informed us in Setpember when I questioned him.
Philsquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4518 times:
You can't do SYD-SIN-LHR with 2 aircraft. 2 aircraft are required just for the SIN-LHR-SIN rotation. As far as SIN-NRT for training, that's about a 6+30 leg, not the most ideal length for flight crew training. That's why HKG is the leading station right now.
The eventual rotation will be SYD as well as HKG-SFO and NRT-LAX, in addition to the LHR service. However, if LHR is going to be an all 380 station, then LAX or SFO won't be able to be supported with the current order of 10 aircraft. Most likely LAX would lose the 380 in that case since SQ1/2 are the premier routes.
Ex_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1435 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4421 times:
Do you know how management has prioritized the LHR flights if not all three will be operated by the 380? I would imagine at SQ322, which returns as SQ317, would be top priority because that is the only nighttime flight ex-SIN. I suppose SQ320, which returns as SQ321, is second priority because SQ321 is strong, but I imagine SQ will struggle to fill an A380 on SQ320. Same goes for SQ318 (which returns as SQ319).
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 5 Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3243 times:
SQ will likely fly the A380-800 on the SIN-HKG route for a particular reason: testing the upgraded gates at HKG in preparation for the upgrade of the SQ 001/002 route (SIN to SFO via HKG) probably in the summer of 2006. It's small wonder why SFO is one of the few airports that already has gates compatible with the A388 right now, even though it lacks the upper deck jet bridges.
Aussie747 From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 1162 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3212 times:
To RayChuang, Philsquares, from where is your information sourced, or is this by opinion.
The information I have is straight from a high position up in SQ. The first revenue service will be to TYO(NRT) only then will LHR and SYD be serviced with the arrival of more aircraft. I was not suggesting that all these flights will be services with A380's at once. Obviously they would need quite a few flights for that. I will expand on my earlier post these are the flights SQ management have sought as IDEAL (note not concrete) in which to start A380's services
SIN-LHR-SIN (SQ322/SQ319 and or SQ321)
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5131 posts, RR: 11 Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3141 times:
I have heard roumers about the SQ 380 to CHC, I do not presume it is true as I would imagine in NZ, that AKL would get a A380 before CHC, has anyone else heard this
Nope, sounds like someones smoking something! CHC is a 2 class route only anyway, I doubt AKL will get SQ A380's for sometime either, obviously until they order more aircraft for a start, AKL will I would say get 2 daily 773ER's by 2008ish.
Philsquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2999 times:
First of all, the first revenue flight is over a year away. Anything could happen between now and then.
I can assure you my source is even higher than yours, it's in flight ops in the 380 program at a very high level. The reason HKG is ideal is you can give route training to the initial group of pilots who are going to require that. You can get plenty of segments, that equals takeoffs and landings. NRT is just too long for productive training. In addition, since HKG will service the 380 on SQ1/2, it's a good place to iron out any problems.
Again, depending on the the introduction of the 380 on the LHR routes, that will or will not impact SYD. Not that I don't think your source is credible, he does have a vested interest in SYD and I would expect him to fight tooth and nail for the 380. However, in the bigger picture, it's just not going to happen right away.
Chinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 days ago) and read 2832 times:
it would be nice to see SQ doing testing flights to PVG, but combining SQ806 and SQ826 is not a good idea. the reason is the respect inbound flights especially 805 and 825. 825 provides perfect connection to 285 to AKL, 297 to CHC 217 to MEL , while 805 just miss out these flights. i still remember a 23hr wait for connecting AKL flights which wasn't a pleasant experience. 806/805 flights aqre usually more full than 826/825 and SQ wouldn't shift the schedule to 826/825 , other wise flights like 227/228 wouldn't have nice connections. BTW they could theoritically combine inbound 835 and 827 flights if they are keen on PVG