Singapore Airlines is bringing back one of the world’s shortest superjumbo flights, with the mighty A380 making the four-hour hop to Hong Kong and back each day from December 1, 2022.
It’s an unmistakeable sign of strong demand between the two Asian financial hubs now that Hong Kong has ended mandatory hotel quarantine.
The 475-seat A380 will replace the 264-seat Boeing 777 on daily flights SQ894/SQ895.
It’ll be a special treat for Singapore Airlines first class flyers, even if they’ll have little time to enjoy the A380’s six spacious Suites – indeed, travellers could well end up spending almost as much time in Singapore Airlines’ new flagship lounges at Changi T3 as they will in the air.
Singapore-Hong Kong used to be among the world’s busiest air corridors, with rivals Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific battling it out for premium passengers alongside lower-cost carriers such as Hong Kong Airlines, Scoot and Jetstar Asia.
Depending on how Hong Kong evolves its current program which sees all arrivals effectively banned from bars, cafes and restaurants for the first three days of their stay, demand on the route could surge in the lead-up to the Chinese New Year period, which stretches from January 22 to February 5 to usher in the year of the Rabbit.