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Singapore Airlines adds nearly 3,000 extra A380 Restaurant seats

Singapore Airlines will be offering almost 3,000 additional spots on board its A380 Restaurant, with six additional timings offered across four dates

Singapore Airlines has confirmed that following the 26-minute sellout of its popular Restaurant A380@Changi experience, further dates and timings for these events have now been added. Following what the airline described as “overwhelming support” for the concept, those interested have been invited to join a waitlist to express their interest and be notified first about availability.

Initially a “two days only” event, this initiative will now be extended to a second weekend, with dinner sittings also added to the schedule on each day, for a significant ramp-up of capacity from around 900 to almost 3,000 diners.

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Two A380s will be used

The airline confirmed to Mainly Miles that two of its 471-seat Airbus A380 ‘Version 3’ aircraft will be operating for each meal session, at approximately 50% capacity to ensure social distancing on board.

“Singapore Airlines currently plans to deploy two Airbus A380 aircraft for each Restaurant A380 @Changi session. Approximately half of the seats in the aircraft would be available for dining to adhere to restaurant guidelines such as group limits and distancing between groups.”

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Two of the airline’s Airbus A380s will be used for each dining session, with around 470 seats available between them due to social distancing. (Photo: Markus Mainka / Shutterstock)

That explains the reported 900+ tickets already sold for the first two lunch events on 24th and 25th October 2020 (~235 seats x 2 aircraft x 2 days).

With six additional sittings added, each using the same pair of A380s, a further ~2,800 seats will be allocated to the next lucky batch of applicants.

New timings

Only two timings were originally announced for the ‘Restaurant A380@Changi’, the 12pm – 3pm lunch on both the 24th and 25th October.

Both of those dates will now also feature a 7pm – 10pm dinner seating, plus the entire pattern will be repeated the following weekend on 31st October and 1st November, for a total of eight sessions (six of which are new).

  Newly added
  Newly added
Date Session Capacity
(approx)*
24
Oct
Lunch !A388
235
!A388
235
Dinner !A388
235
!A388
235
25
Oct
Lunch !A388
235
!A388
235
Dinner !A388
235
!A388
235
31
Oct
Lunch !A388
235
!A388
235
Dinner !A388
235
!A388
235
1
Nov
Lunch !A388
235
!A388
235
Dinner