First up will be the daily SQ221/SQ232 flights between Singapore and Sydney from December 18 2017 (the first Sydney-Singapore leg will be on December 19).
Sydney got the gong because it also saw Singapore Airlines' original Airbus A380 – which was also the world's first commercial superjumbo flight – debut in October 2007, so it's only fitting that the airlines' first new A380 boasting the new seats repeat this milestone.
Although the airline refused to sketch out its 'new A380' route map after Sydney-Singapore, the popular Singapore-London route is tipped to be next in line from the second quarter of 2018.
Singapore Airlines will flesh out its schedule as four more factory-fresh A380s arrive from early 2018, with 14 more superjumbos in the SQ fleet given a tip-to-tail upgrade to the new seats starting from late 2018 to 2020.
(The airlines' five oldest A380s, which were taken under lease, will be replaced by the newest superjumbos – SQ's 'first five' are expected to come back onto the market as private VIP jets).