|Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 1):|
9V-SKB (MSN005) should be delivered in early January. SQ's online ticketing hasn't been updated yet. It still shows B744s for SIN-LHR-SIN flights.
|Quoting SQ452 (Reply 4):|
Think they are planning on rotating the aircraft on SYD>SIN>LHR>SIN>SYD in a loop, timing wise I don't know if they can do it with 2 aircraft....logic tells me they can...barely.
|Quoting Amciver (Reply 7):|
With 2 airframes in rotation and a daily SIN/SYD rotation I think they could manage a thrice weekley A380 LHR/SIN - presumably on the busiest days?
|Quoting Gemuser (Reply 3):|
SQ cannot run a daily SIN-LHR schedule with only two aircraft, unless it were to drop SIN-SYD, which I think unlikely, especially in JAN.
|Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 2):|
Singapore Airlines are planning to inaugurate services to London Heathrow with the Airbus A380 featuring the revoltionary new products at the end of March. I think this implies 15 - 31 March 2008.
|Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 9):|
It seems to me that one day a 380 could depart, and then while it is returning the following day, a 747 could depart, and vis versa... In the course of 48 hours the capacity issue would average out, would it not? If need be, the 747 could be reconfigured with a larger first and business class than normal for that type, so that the premium passengers would not have to be effected much at all as far as capacity were concerned
|Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 9):|
Is it not possible for a 380 and a 747 or two to cover a route? As long as there are computers assisting with the reservations, the airline should know which A/C will be on a particular flight months in advance.
|Quoting Amciver (Reply 14):|
There would be a problem as there is a surcharge on the new premium products on the A380
|Quoting BrightCedars (Reply 6):|
So I guess what we need to know is when will the 3rd A380 join the SQ fleet?
I suppose they will be using their 2nd on regional routes or also on SYD and then when the 3rd one arrives, start daily LHR service using the A380 at the start of the airline Summer season, and having connecting daily SYD service at SIN
|Quoting MakeMinesLAX (Reply 16):|
I agree regarding the regional service - my money's on SIN-HGK-SIN, which will eventually be extended to SIN-HGK-SFO. SQ needs to be conservative while they are gaining experience with the A380, and HKG seems a likely market for the premium customers they need to draw to make the experiment worthwhile. It would be foolish to withdraw SYD for another two-plane capable route since (a) LHR-SIN-SYD and v.v. has been SQ's premier target and (b) they need to keep the pressure on QF.
Admittedly, here's a bit of armchair CEO-ing, but I've laid out a possible LHR deployment plan in reply 53 of this thread.
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