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Delhi and Mumbai join the Singapore Airlines A380 comeback, with Saver Suites galore

Saver Suites awards for 53,000 miles are widely available on Singapore Airlines' latest A380 routes to Delhi and Mumbai from early 2022, including VTL services for quarantine-free trips.

Just this week Singapore Airlines confirmed that it was bringing its Airbus A380s back on Singapore – Frankfurt – New York flights from late March 2022, and now there are two more additions to the superjumbo’s route network kicking off even sooner than that.

Singapore Airlines has now announced that from 10th January 2022, the carrier’s recently reinstated flights to and from Mumbai will see Airbus A380 service, as will Delhi flights from 14th February 2022.

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Not only will these feature the airline’s latest Suites and Business Class cabin products, they will also operate as Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) services in the India to Singapore direction right through to late October 2022, allowing two-way quarantine-free travel on one of the airline’s key pre-pandemic markets.

There are also scores of Saver Suites awards loaded for 53,000 miles one-way, a great way to experience this exclusive cabin on a 5.5-hour flight.

Mumbai schedule

Here’s how the flight schedule looks for A380 services to and from Mumbai, starting on 10th January 2022 and replacing the current Airbus A350 Regional flights.

SQ423 from Mumbai to Singapore will also continue to operate as a designated VTL service, as it does now (highlighted in green below).

10th January 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ424
A380
SIN
18:45
BOM

22:10
 bgcolor= SQ423
A380

VTL
BOM
23:35
SIN

07:30*

* Next day

A380 service continues until the end of the summer 2022 season on 29th October 2022, with Singapore Airlines confirming that SQ423 will continue to operate as a designated VTL service, though both outbound and inbound flights will have slightly adjusted timings, as shown below.

27th March 2022 – 29th October 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ424
A380
SIN
19:00
BOM

22:10
 bgcolor= SQ423
A380

VTL
BOM
23:40
SIN

07:40*

* Next day

Delhi schedule

On the Singapore – Delhi – Singapore route, Airbus A380s will replace the existing Boeing 787-10 service, though this will happen a little later than it does for Mumbai, with the airline’s ‘whale jets’ making their debut on this city pair from mid-February 2022.

14th February 2022 – 26th March 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ406
A380
SIN
16:25
DEL

19:55
 bgcolor= SQ403
A380

VTL
DEL
21:50
SIN

06:10*

* Next day

A380 operation on this route is briefly suspended for a month from 27th March 2022 to 30th April 2022, probably to support reintroduction of the type on New York via Frankfurt flights. During that period the SQ406/403 service will be operated by the Boeing 777-300ER, including the 2013 First Class cabin (see our recent review).

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However, from 1st May 2022 the A380 is back again on these Delhi flights, through to late October 2022, still including designated VTL services for all Singapore-bound sectors.

1st May 2022 – 29th October 2022

  Days
M T W T F S S
 bgcolor= SQ406
A380
SIN
16:50
DEL

20:10
 bgcolor= SQ403
A380

VTL
DEL
21:55
SIN

06:10*

* Next day

KrisFlyer rates

These are the one-way KrisFlyer award rates for all Singapore Airlines flights between Singapore and India.

KFtrans

KrisFlyer Redemption
(one-way)
Singapore ⇄ India
  Saver Advantage
Economy 18,500 37,000
Premium Economy 32,000 n/a
Business 39,000 65,000
First / Suites 53,000 98,000

Saver Suites awards

All of Singapore Airlines’ 12 Airbus A380s returning to service are fitted with the carrier’s latest 471-seat cabin configuration:

  • 6 Suites
  • 78 Business Class
  • 44 Premium Economy Class
  • 343 Economy Class

The great news about the deployment of these aircraft on Delhi and Mumbai routes is that SIA is loading generous redemption space, including one or even two Suites per flight on many dates at the lowest 53,000 miles Saver award rate.

Suites awards availability to and from Delhi kicks off along with the A380 upgrade itself from 10th February 2022.

The Mumbai route, meanwhile, starts to see Saver Suites awards from 26th March 2022.

That means two of you can secure the coveted ‘double bed’ Suite at 1A / 2A or 1F / 2F for 106,000 miles plus around S$76 for this 5.5-hour flight, including on designated VTL services.

The ‘double Suite’ at 1A and 2A on SIA’s Airbus A380. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

There’s even time on a flight of this length to experience the double bed setup.

Double bed setup in one of the Suite pairs. (Photo: The Points Guy)

See our review of this configuration on a Singapore – Hong Kong flight from 2018.

Even if you’re travelling solo, the 53,000 miles Saver award rate for a single Suite is a great experience and the cheapest way to do so with miles.

Even the single Suite option is a great experience at Saver award rates to and from India. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Business Class

Even if Suites