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Singapore Airlines goes triple daily with A380s to London this summer

Singapore Airlines will fly three Airbus A380 superjumbos to and from London every day during the peak summer months this year, for the first time since 2019.

Singapore Airlines is bringing back a peak summer seats increase on its ‘cash cow’ London route this year, a regular capacity hike pre-pandemic for the carrier to tap increased demand during the UK and European holiday season, with three Airbus A380s plying the route each day during June and July 2023.

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That will mean 18 of the carrier’s latest 2017 Suites and 234 of the latest 2017 Business Class seats in each direction per day on this city pair, in addition to a further four 2013 First Class seats and 48 2013 Business Class seats offered, on what will be the sole remaining Boeing 777 service.

SIA will deploy 18 of its latest A380 Suites to and from London each day this summer, the first time it has ever done so on a single route. (Photo: Daniel Gillespia)

Unfortunately if it’s a boon for award space you’re hoping for – hold your excitement because redemption space remains very limited at this stage.

In potential bad news for some readers, the extra A380 for this service doesn’t come free, but instead is at the expense of the Delhi and Mumbai routes for a six-week period, which will see their daily superjumbo services temporarily downgrade to Boeing 777s.

The schedule

This coming IATA summer schedule season, which kicks off from 26th March 2023 and runs until 28th October 2023, Singapore Airlines is planning four daily flights on its London route, as follows:

  • SQ306/305: Boeing 777
  • SQ308/319: Airbus A380
  • SQ318/321: Boeing 777
  • SQ322/317: Airbus A380

From 15th June 2023 to 30th July 2023, the 1.10am departure SQ306 from Changi, arriving into London at 7.45am the same day, will upgrade to the Airbus A380.

In turn on the same dates, the return service SQ305 leaving London at 9.25am and landing back in Singapore at 5.30am the following day, will also benefit.

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Here’s how the schedule looks during this period, with the additional A380 service operating on highlighted flights.

Singapore    London

15th June 2023
to 30th July 2023

  Days
M T W T F S S
SQ306
777-300ER
A380
SIN
01:10
LHR
07:45
SQ308
A380
SIN
09:00
LHR
15:40
SQ318
777-300ER
SIN
12:35
LHR
19:15
SQ322
A380
SIN
23:30
LHR
05:55*

* Next day

London    Singapore

15th June 2023
to 30th July 2023

  Days
M T W T F S S
SQ305
777-300ER
A380
LHR
09:25
SIN
05:30*
SQ317
A380
LHR
11:25
SIN
07:30*
SQ319
A380
LHR
20:50
SIN
16:55*
SQ321
777-300ER
LHR
22:05