Singapore Airlines has completed the first commercial Airbus A380 service to Europe after flight SQ308 touched down on London Heathrow’s runway 27L at 14:48 today.
The 471-seat aircraft departed Singapore Changi Airport with 449 passengers at 08:58 and docked at Heathrow’s Terminal 3.
SIA operates thrice-daily to Heathrow. The A380 has today temporarily replaced the Boeing 747-400 normally used by SIA for the daylight service.
It will undergo a four-hour turnaround at Heathrow before departing on the return leg, as SQ319, at 18:55.
From tomorrow the A380 will be switched to SIA’s overnight service, arriving in London at the earlier time of 05:25, and at 05:55 when the summer schedule begins on 30 March.
Three A380s are in service with SIA. The aircraft used for the Heathrow flight today is MSN005, the second to be delivered. The carrier operates the Singapore-Sydney route with the type and will begin daily A380 services to Tokyo on 20 May.
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