Singapore Airlines to start flying A380s to Australia and New Zealand

Singapore Airlines is set to expand its AirAsia X partnership to serve New Zealand and Australia. In a press release on Thursday, the two carriers said that they would operate, for the first time,…

Singapore Airlines to start flying A380s to Australia and New Zealand

Singapore Airlines is set to expand its AirAsia X partnership to serve New Zealand and Australia. In a press release on Thursday, the two carriers said that they would operate, for the first time, A380 flights to New Zealand from January next year, and to Australia from March 2020. According to Singapore Airlines, the inaugural Singapore to Sydney flight will depart Singapore on January 17 and the inaugural flight to New Zealand will depart Singapore on January 19.

The Emirates Airbus A380 will deliver its passengers in Singapore, and during this leg it will return to Singapore, leaving Singapore at around 9 p.m. Australian time.

The inaugural flight to Australia will take off from Changi Airport in the evening at 7:26 p.m. The plane will arrive in Auckland the following morning at around 7:55 a.m. New Zealand time.

AirAsia X has made headlines in recent years for the stunt it staged in flying the Airbus A380 directly from Singapore to San Francisco, where it enjoyed long-term success with its flight between the two cities.

Singapore Airlines will also be offering one-stop Singapore-Australia flights from January 2019 via Sydney with the introduction of the A380s.

Read the full story at The Straits Times.

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