Good things often come to those who wait. For Melburnians, who’ve waited years for the Singapore Airlines A380 to once-again be a fixture at the gates of Tullamarine, that moment is finally set to happen from May 16, 2023.
The superlative superjumbo – equipped with 78 cocooning business class seats on the upper deck – will replace the existing Boeing 777 jetting off daily between Melbourne and Singapore.
From May 16, Singapore Airlines' A380 will feature on these daily flights:
- Melbourne-Singapore (SQ228) departing at 4:40pm, and arriving at 9:20pm.
- Singapore-Melbourne (SQ237) taking off at 12:25am, and then landing at 10:50am.
In addition to the long-awaited Melbourne return, Singapore Airlines is also doubling down on its daily Sydney A380 service, swapping out the existing A350 (SQ232/SQ221) from May 17, 2023.
Of course, the real benefit of the A380 is boosted capacity – and, in turn, more opportunities to redeem those coveted reward seats.
With Virgin Australia’s recently restored codeshare agreement with the airline, Velocity frequent flyers can now access over 40 global destinations including Rome, Zurich, London-Heathrow and more.
Boosted A380 flights into Sydney and Melbourne are a sign of renewed confidence from the Star Alliance member, with a Singapore Airlines’ spokesperson noting the carrier is seeing stronger demand for flights to destinations across Australia, South East Asia, and other parts of East Asia.