Singapore Airlines (SIA) celebrated a significant milestone on October 25 as it marked the fifth anniversary of Airbus A380 services. SIA has operated the world’s largest commercial aircraft since October 25, 2007, when the first A380 was flown from Singapore to Sydney on a special charity flight.
SIA now operates 19 A380s to ten destinations around the world, including Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich.
SIA says that over the last five years, it has carried more than 9 million customers over 24,000 A380 flights and clocked approximately 240,000 flying hours.
SIA’s Executive Vice-President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah said, “We are pleased to celebrate the A380’s fifth anniversary of services. Our A380 fleet has been a
perennial customer favourite and will continue to play a significant role in our network.”
To commemorate this special occasion, SIA presented a gift pack of A380 collectibles to customers on all A380 flights to and from Singapore on October 25, 2012. The gift pack comprised a clear travel pouch, a compressed hand towel and a celebratory badge.
Specially designed SIA A380 anniversary chocolate was also served on board selected A380 flights. In addition, customers can purchase commemorative SIA A380 items such as an A380 charm bracelet and A380 bags, which will be on sale through KrisShop between December 2012 and February 2013.