Wayfarer TV exclusive: Singapore Airlines readies for Australian upgauge in May as A380s return to Melbourne

by James Wilkinson

Singapore Airlines is gearing up for the return of the Airbus A380 to Melbourne in May, part of a significant upgauge to Australian services that will also see Sydney gain a second A380 service.

The return of the A380 to the Victorian capital will see the popular jet take flight over Melbourne for the first time in over four years.

The move comes as Singapore Airlines experiences greater demand on flights to and from Australia and as a result, from 16 May 2023 through to 28 October 2023, SQ237, from Singapore to Melbourne, and the return flight, SQ228, will be operated by the A380 instead of the current Boeing 777-300ER.

In addition to the A380’s return to Melbourne, Sydney will welcome a second A380 from 17 May 2023, with SQ221 from Singapore to Sydney, and the return flight, SQ232, to be operated by the super jumbo instead of the current A350-900 medium-haul aircraft.

The return of a second A380 to Sydney will take Singapore Airlines to 98% of its pre-Covid seat capacity from the NSW capital and will see Suites or First Class offered on three of the four daily flights between Singapore and Sydney.

To find out more about the new services and the carrier’s rapid restoration of the airline’s network across South East Asia and beyond, Wayfarer Host and Editor-In-Chief, James Wilkinson, spoke exclusively to Singapore Airlines’ Regional Manager – Public Affairs and Government Relations, Karl Schubert, on camera at the carrier’s headquarters in Singapore.

To view the video, click on the YouTube image above.


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