Singapore Airlines is poised to bring its latest A380 superjumbo into London Heathrow and Zurich, featuring an all-business class upper deck.
The carrier’s latest batch of A380s (now being delivered from the Airbus factory in Toulouse) comprise business class seating along the entire upper deck.
It means that business class capacity increases from 60 to 86 seats while the number of economy class seats is cut from 399 to 311.
SIA has designated these newer A380s (which have the larger business cabin to meet demand) to cover routes out of Singapore to prime commercial cities in Australia, Europe and the USA.
Sydney was the first destination to see the latest A380 with Los Angeles (via Tokyo Narita) having recently come on line.
And now, according to airlineroute.net, SIA plans to bring its new A380s into London Heathrow and Zurich with effect from October 1.
ABTN checked the seating plans on singaporeair.com for dates in October and found the extended business class upper deck A380 is shown as operating:
- Singapore-London flight SQ318 at 1245, returning with SQ321 out of Heathrow at 2205
- Singapore-Zurich with SQ346 at 0120, returning home with SQ345 at 1145
Details of other European routes likely to see the new A380s remain a secret, but the aircraft could eventually take over additional services into London Heathrow and being rostered for Frankfurt and Paris CDG too.