Singapore Airlines (SIA) is to start flying the Airbus A380 to the Japanese capital Tokyo in May.

Tokyo will be the third destination that SIA will be flying A380s to from its Singapore base. Since October, when it took delivery of the first production A380, it has been flying the aircraft to Sydney in Australia and from 18 March will be flying the A380 to London Heathrow.

The Star Alliance carrier says it will use the A380 for one of its Singapore-Tokyo return services each day from 20 May. It has now taken delivery of its third A380 and is scheduled to take delivery of one more before the next operators Emirates and Qantas start taking theirs later this year.

Source:'s sister premium news site Air Transport Intelligence news

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