Singapore Airline brings A380 back to Melbourne, adds second Sydney service

The return of the highly popular A380 marks a milestone for the airline, with the additional capacity taking operations to 110 per cent compared to January 2020.

Singapore Airlines’ highly popular Airbus A380, is back in Melbourne for the first time since 2020, with the additional capacity taking operations to 110 per cent compared to January 2020 levels.

The plane will fly direct between Melbourne and Sydney once per day until October 28 as SQ237 and SQ228. The service was added to help address capacity demands, and represents the first Australian destination where Singapore Airlines has exceeded pre-COVID capacity levels.

Furthermore, from 18 May 2023, Sydney will welcome a second Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 service, SQ232, making it the only destination in Australia to feature twice-daily A380 services.

“Singapore Airlines was one of the few carriers that continued to fly into Melbourne throughout the pandemic, and we are pleased to see them reaffirming their commitment to Victoria again,” Melbourne Airport chief executive officer Lorie Argus said.

“This extra capacity is a huge win for consumers and with one-stop connections to an impressive range of destinations in south-east Asia, India and Europe, we’re confident these A380 flights from Melbourne will prove a popular option.”

Customers can enjoy six luxurious Suites privately located on the upper deck, as well as 78 Business Class seats, also on the upper deck, 44 Premium Economy seats nestled into the front of the main deck and 343 ergonomically designed Economy Class seats.

The A380 departs Singapore daily at 00:25, and Melbourne at 15:40. Total flight time is approximately nine-and-a-half hours. Singapore also flies Boeing 777-300ER, and Airbus A350-900s between the two cities.


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