SIA first to fly A380 to Hong Kong

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Being first has its advantages. Singapore Airlines, which was the launch customer for the Airbus A380, will now operate the aircraft on its Singapore-Hong Kong flights.

This makes it the first airline to fly the European superjumbo to Hong Kong. Earlier this month, SIA began using the A380s on its Singapore-Paris flights. It also operates the aircraft from Singapore to London-Heathrow, Sydney and Tokyo-Narita, and was the first there too.

It is still not clear which cities the SIA A380s will serve next. The airline has said that it will accelerate the retirement of its Boeing 747-400s, and those are the most logical routes for the A380. But it replaced a Boeing 777-300ER on the Singapore-Hong Kong route, and so that may not be cast in stone. Let’s wait and see.

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