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ZRH To Be The Third A 380 Airport In Europe  
User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 18982 times:

From tomorrow March 28th SQ will start their daily A 380 flight SIN-ZRH. The flight will arrive at 0700 and leave at 1200. For spotters the gate (E 67) is very convenient because it is very close to the terrace E which is accessible by bus. ZRH is, after LHR and CDG, only the third airport in Europe to get a scheduled A 380.

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11708 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 18982 times:

Quoting ZRH (Thread starter):
only the third airport in Europe to get a scheduled A 380.

Full time scheduled service that is, the third to receive an A380 on a scheduled flight was BHX.



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User currently offlinevarig md-11 From France, joined Jul 2000, 1605 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 18868 times:

BHX? I guess it's EK: what's the A380 weekly frequency there?


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User currently offlineLXA340 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2006, 2127 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18647 times:

Quoting ZRH" class="quote" target="_blank">ZRH (Thread starter):
From tomorrow March 28th SQ will start their daily A 380 flight SIN-ZRH. The flight will arrive at 0700 and leave at 1200. For spotters the gate (E 67) is very convenient because it is very close to the terrace E which is accessible by bus. ZRH is, after LHR and CDG, only the third airport in Europe to get a scheduled A 380.

I boarded today through Gate E67 onto an A343 of LX to TLV. I would assume the double jet bridge system wil also be deployed at E67 in order for one jet bridge to be deployed on the upper level of the E gates. When will the airport make the necessary arangments? It will be interesting how SQ will handle the boarding procedure for the time being probably the process will take a bit longer.


User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4723 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18647 times:

Quoting varig md-11 (Reply 2):
BHX? I guess it's EK: what's the A380 weekly frequency there?

0, it was a one-off



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User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8626 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18628 times:
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Quoting varig md-11 (Reply 2):
BHX? I guess it's EK: what's the A380 weekly frequency there?

Yes it was EK . No frequency , it was a one-off substitution on the normal daily ( A330 ? ) service . It was however a scheduled service rather than a charter flight or an empty demonstration flight , hence PlymSpotters post . ( Although personally I think the OPs was referring to regularly scheduled service rather than aircraft substitutions on a service normally operated by another type .)



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User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1898 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 18443 times:

9V-SKD (c/n 8) will be the first schedule A380 into ZRH.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 18285 times:

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 5):
( Although personally I think the OPs was referring to regularly scheduled service rather than aircraft substitutions on a service normally operated by another type .)

Yes, of course I meant regular service. But nice to know that BHX had once a A 380.

[Edited 2010-03-27 16:02:05]

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 18249 times:

Quoting LXA340 (Reply 3):
When will the airport make the necessary arangments? It will be interesting how SQ will handle the boarding procedure for the time being probably the process will take a bit longer.

As I know the arrangements will be done soon. They will enlarge the waiting rooms and add a third bridge. By the time being it should not be a big problem with the boarding as there are several airports where the 380 is boarded with two bridges and even a 744 with only one.


User currently offlineSSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 16482 times:

Just our of interest, why would they choose Zurich for that kind of capacity? Is there a code share partner there to make it worthwhile. Why not Frankfurt or Amsterdam first?


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User currently offlinesandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 16379 times:

I saw her at the E gates today when we arrived from DME. Makes all the LX A330s and A340s look tiny 
Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 9):
Just our of interest, why would they choose Zurich for that kind of capacity? Is there a code share partner there to make it worthwhile. Why not Frankfurt or Amsterdam first?

Actually, the now daily A380 service is a capacity reduction from the previously double daily 77W. LX as a fellow A* partner has it's code on SQ's daily service to SIN.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 16277 times:

Quoting kiwiandrew (Reply 5):
Yes it was EK . No frequency , it was a one-off substitution on the normal daily ( A330 ? ) service . It was however a scheduled service rather than a charter flight or an empty demonstration flight , hence PlymSpotters post .

All correct except it replaced the usual 77W on that flight. I'll add that it was for the opening of BHX's new international pier.



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User currently offlinevirginson937 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 18 hours ago) and read 15527 times:
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Latest Snapshot from ZRH. Gate E 67. (www.zurich-airport.com)



11:09am Zurich Time

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[Edited 2010-03-28 02:19:14]

User currently offlineBluemoonUK From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 15264 times:

Hmm which will be the 4th,bets for Manchester anybody?
Bluemoon


User currently offlineRara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2169 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 15070 times:

Quoting BluemoonUK (Reply 13):
Hmm which will be the 4th,bets for Manchester anybody?
Bluemoon

That would have to happen before Lufthansa commences A380 operations at FRA in June..



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User currently offlinenicholaschee From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 9 months 17 hours ago) and read 14884 times:

Quoting BluemoonUK (Reply 13):
Hmm which will be the 4th,bets for Manchester anybody?

Not a chance. SIN-MUC-MAN has to go daily and at least 10-11x before SQ will want to send Dumbo there.

[Edited 2010-03-28 03:24:05]

User currently offlinevirginson937 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 71 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 14833 times:
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FRA I would guess as LH commence their A380 operations.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (4 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 14807 times:

Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 9):
Just our of interest, why would they choose Zurich for that kind of capacity? Is there a code share partner there to make it worthwhile. Why not Frankfurt or Amsterdam first
Quoting sandroZRH (Reply 10):
Actually, the now daily A380 service is a capacity reduction from the previously double daily 77W. LX as a fellow A* partner has it's code on SQ's daily service to SIN.

As Sandro said, it is a reduction from two daily flights to one. There is not only an LX code-share on this flight but also LO and UA. ZRH makes also more sense than AMS because it is strong Star Alliance hub. More than two third of the traffic is done by Star airlines.


User currently offlinedavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7442 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (4 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 14680 times:
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Quoting ZRH" class="quote" target="_blank">ZRH (Reply 17):
As Sandro said, it is a reduction from two daily flights to one.

Thought SQ operated 12 weekly into ZRH? Have found this thread where Thorben calculated a loss of 39 seats a week with the A380 starting up.


User currently offlinesaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1619 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (4 years 9 months 16 hours ago) and read 14606 times:

Glad they're getting it. It's one of the best run, nicest airports around. I use it all the time but last winter went via AMS. As much as I like the Netherlands, I won't be making that mistake again...

Yay for ZRH!



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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 20, posted (4 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 14236 times:

Quoting david_itl (Reply 18):
Thought SQ operated 12 weekly into ZRH? Have found this thread where Thorben calculated a loss of 39 seats a week with the A380 starting up.

You are right, they had 12 weekly 773ER (Sandro and I spoke about twice daily to simplify it a bit   ), but nevertheless it is a little capacity reduction. From the economical point of view it makes sense to have only one flight instead of two with almost the same number of seats. On this long route the frequency is not too important.


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (4 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 14210 times:

There is a blog in the "Tages Anzeiger" from the first A 380 flight ZRH-SIN (in German):
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/leben/re...-Nervositaet-steigt/story/30605789

[Edited 2010-03-28 04:43:40]

User currently offlinerheinwaldner From Switzerland, joined Jan 2008, 2289 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (4 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 13674 times:

Quoting ZRH (Reply 21):

The blog quotes one lady aboard the A380: "I am not able to fly ever in another aircraft again!!".

When was the last time that a new aircraft created such a hype among the passengers?


User currently offlinevegas005 From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (4 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 12700 times:

Beautiful takeoff from runway 16


User currently offlinextoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 12642 times:

Actually, the now daily A380 service is a capacity reduction from the previously double daily 77W. LX as a fellow A* partner has it's code on SQ's daily service to SIN.

She's serving her purpose I see. Less frequent flights but with high capacity.



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25 airbuseric : Most important is yields. AMS is a lower-yield destination for many airlines. That's the reason why we don't have SQ F-class, and AMS does also not s
26 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I was on board, it was a very nice flight. A lot of them had recognized me from the other "First to Fly". Captain Peacock was the Flight Master. Busin
27 overloaduk : Its normaly 77w or 77E Or 77L wish it was A330
28 Viscount724 : You must have had an unusual experience at AMS. I've connected there dozens of times and while I prefer ZRH (and MUC), AMS is a very close #3.
29 MadameConcorde : Any A.netters at ZRH airport to see us landing? I would be very surprised that none of the A.net spotters was there on a Sunday morning. Please post a
30 Post contains links and images Tu134Lover : One of mine: Great to have A380's here Mike
31 Post contains links Tu134Lover : MadameConcorde, just if you havent seen it yet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBULeiK6KqA Mike
32 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Thank you for the pictures. I will post a couple of my own insider pictures later today. Please understand that I want to keep all materials for my tr
33 scouseflyer : It's so true my mother, who doesn't know anything about planes, did a trip on EK to India over the winter and loved the A380 on the way out so much s
34 Post contains images MadameConcorde : The same they flew the A380 into Paris Charles de Gaulle long before Air France started their own A380 service. Singapore Girl You Are a Great Way to
35 Pe@rson : Please don't quote me: I didn't say that. Indeed, I corrected him myself.
36 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Captain Peacock as he exited 9V-SKD. Captain Peacock was second Captain to Chief Captain Robert Ting on the true Inaugural flights Singapore-Sydney-Si
37 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : There are more videos of the first Singapore Airlines A380 commercial flight to Zurich all from different viewpoints the last one even has the check-i
38 Evan767 : What, is "Captain Peacock" some sort of nickname or something?
39 Post contains links MadameConcorde : Not a nickname. Gerard Peacock is his real name. You will find out more on his professional profile as a Singapore Airlines pilot here. http://forums
40 BluemoonUK : Where did i mention Zurich or Singapore Airlines? The post is about Zurich becoming the 3rd scheduled A380 airport in Europe,Manchester is very much
41 Post contains links Tu134Lover : And the famous Rueschproductions-film is out: http://www.rueschproductions.com/ M. Steffen
42 BluemoonUK : Local BBC news is confirming that the A380 will be starting from Manchester,cant find any more info just yet. Bluemoon
43 Post contains images B738FlyUIA : Just stunning - as usual and a great bird in ZRH !!!! Well done
44 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Thank you for posting the link. Another most remarkable production by the Ruesch team. I saw the helicopter while in my seat during landing. I had no
45 airbazar : That airplane's glide is absolutely stunning. In my opinion, by far the most gracefull of any airplane currently flying. I don't know if I would even
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