British Airways Sending A380 To Singapore

British Airways (BA) has announced a decision to place its flagship Airbus A380 on the London (Heathrow) – Singapore route. The Oneworld carrier joins Singapore Airlines as the only other operator of the type nonstop between the city pair, following the pullout by Qantas last year.

Beginning 28 October 2014, the double-deck jet will replace the older Boeing 747-400 on the route 3 times a week. Flight BA 011, departing London at 1920 hrs and arriving into Singapore at 1555 hrs the next day, will be flown using the A380 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The return flight, BA 012, takes off from Changi International Airport at 2310 hrs on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, landing back at Heathrow Airport at 0450 hrs the next morning.

The decision represents a 12.5 percent increase in seat capacity each week and greater product consistency for BA, a move undoubtedly calculated to boost market share for the carrier on the route. British Airways will also be looking to attract travellers on the Kangaroo Route who still prefer to transit in Southeast Asia rather than the Middle East.

Configured with 469 seats across 4 cabin classes, BA’s A380 offers 14 seats in First, 97 seats in Club World, 55 World Traveller Plus and 303 World Traveller seats. Singapore will become the fifth destination for British Airways’ A380, joining Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Johannesburg and Washington DC.

For more information, visit www.britishairways.com.

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