Singapore Airlines have added a daily Melbourne-Singapore A380 service to its schedule, which touched down at Melbourne Airportfor the first time today.The A380 flying direct from Singapore to Melbourne touched down at approximately 6:30AM (AEST), nearly 30 minutes ahead of its scheduled arrival time on Wednesday morning and is due to return to Singapore on Wednesday evening with over 450 customers on board.
Melbourne is the second Australian city to accommodate A380 flights from Singapore Airlines and they now offer 21 daily flights into Melbourne, including the newly added A380 service. Since beginning operations with the A380 with a Singapore-Sydney service in 2007, Singapore Airlines have subsequently added flights into London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong and most recently Melbourne.
Singapore Airlines have 10 Airbus A380 in operation and was the first airline to fly a commercial A380 route on 25 October 2007 from Singapore to Sydney Airport. The A380 is the largest passenger airliner in the world, providing 50% more floor space than the next largest airliner, the Boeing 747-400 and seating capacity for 525 people using a typical 3-class configuration or 853 in an all economy setup.