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Update: New A380 Products on SIA’s Shanghai and Zurich Routes

Daily London and Hong Kong connections on the new Singapore A380 with the latest cabin products will now kick off in May, with Zurich and Shanghai to follow in July and August respectively

SQ A380 (Aero Icarus)

Our regular readers will recall that back in January we wrote about plans for the final three ‘new’ Airbus A380 aircraft being delivered to Singapore Airlines this year, after we obtained a copy of the proposed schedule for these planes.

Well a quick update from our source today confirms the plans haven’t changed much but the dates have once again slipped as 9V-SKW, the third of five aircraft being delivered directly from Airbus in the new configuration, is still awaiting delivery.

Based on the original plan that aircraft was supposed to allow an increase to daily operation on the London Heathrow route this evening – clearly that is not now going to happen.

SKW was ferried from Hamburg (where the cabin interiors are fitted) to Toulouse last week and should be ready for delivery later this month, making it about 3 weeks late.

The new A380 business class seat ‘2017 J’ is a great reason to be on the lookout for where these new planes are heading next. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

London now goes daily on 1st May

That delay pushes back daily operation on the SQ322 Singapore – London route to 1st May 2018 (and returning as SQ317 London to Singapore daily from 2nd May).

Currently (and for the remainder of April) the SQ322 service operates with the new A380 products on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from Singapore, while the same aircraft returns as SQ317 from London on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

(Edit: Current operating days on SIN-LHR-SIN for April have been amended. Originally the operating days were shown for the old A380 configuration, not the new one as intended. Apologies for the confusion.)

Current (only the new A380 services are shown)
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
SQ322 SIN2330 – LHR0555* 388 ··3·5·7
SQ317 LHR1125 – SIN0730* 388 1··4·6·

* next day

From 1st May 2018 (only the new A380 services are shown)

(LHR-SIN from 2nd May 2018)

Flight From / To Aircraft Days
SQ322 SIN2330 – LHR0555* 388 Daily
SQ317 LHR1125 – SIN0730* 388 Daily

* next day