The first flight of the Singapore Airlines from Singapore to Delhi took off on May 30, 2014, it which marked the maiden flight of the superjumbo to India.
Another A-380 flight is expected to take off two hours later for Mumbai as a part of the SIA’s plans to launch the daily flights of this huge fully double-decker airliner which has the ability to carry 471 passengers in a three class configuration.
The Southeast Asian Airline had become the first global airline to launch the operations of the superjumbo to India. The operations were launched after the government lifted restrictions on the flight of the big bird in January 2014. Another major carrier Emirates is expected to become the second airlines to begin the operations of the Airbus A-380 from Mumbai.
The aircraft of SIA’ s aircraft has a capacity of 471 seats with 399 in economy, 60 seats in business class and 12 First Class suites. David Lau, the SIA general manager said that the A-380 has received an overwhelming response from the Indian travelers. The general manager added that this has also renewed their belief in the aspirational Indian market.
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