Singapore Airlines hopes to add a second Airbus A380 onto the Melbourne-Singapore route by year’s end, taking to four its superjumbo tally for Australia’s two largest cities.
SQ already runs two A380s between Sydney and Singapore each daily, with a third on Melbourne-Singapore.
And the Singapore flag-carrier is continuing to take delivery of new Airbus A380s on which the entire upper deck is dedicated to business class, at the same time as Qantas puts the squeeze on its superjumbos, shrinking the business class cabin to deliver more premium economy and economy seats.
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Singapore Airlines’ regional vice-president Subhas Menon said the airline plans to '”operate as many A380s as we can” to Sydney and Melbourne, describing Australia as a market that is “growing in terms of prominence in our network”.
That growth will continue next week when SQ will boost Adelaide-Singapore flights from seven a week to 10, beginning July 2. Menon also tagged Perth and Brisbane for additional flights later this year.