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More Capacity To Beijing - Temporary A380 Service

Singapore Airlines To Increase Capacity To Beijing With Temporary A380 Service

To satisfy higher demand on its flights during the lead-up to the commencement of the Olympic Games, Singapore Airlines will fly the Airbus A380 super-jumbo on one of its three daily flights between Singapore and Beijing for one week in early August.

The first A380 flight to China – SQ802 – will depart Singapore at 0830 on Saturday 2 August 2008, arriving in Beijing at 1440. On the return journey, SQ805 will depart Beijing at 1705 and touch down in Singapore at 2320 (all times local).

Thereafter, it will operate daily until Friday 8 August 2008, after which service will revert to the normal scheduled Boeing 777 aircraft.

All timings are subject to regulatory approval and slot allocations.

Singapore Airlines is the first airline in the world to receive and operate the A380. Currently the only airline flying the A380, Singapore Airlines commenced the Singapore-Sydney service on 25 October 2007 and the Singapore-London service on 18 March 2008. The Singapore-Tokyo service will commence on 20 May 2008.

Those who wish to be part of the A380 experience may purchase tickets via the Singapore Airlines website,, or through their travel agents.

Customers who hold ticketed bookings on flights to be operated by the A380 will be automatically accommodated on the new aircraft.

The Singapore Airlines A380: Redefining Air Travel
The Singapore Airlines A380 heralds a new era in air travel, with its cabin offerings providing unprecedented comfort, space and luxury.

The aircraft is the quietest large passenger aircraft ever built and delivers substantial fuel burn reductions per seat kilometre over the next largest aircraft. This means it becomes a cleaner, greener alternative for long-haul travel, while allowing for the addition of extra capacity to congested airports, like London Heathrow.

The Singapore Airlines A380 seats 471 passengers in three classes - 12 in the ultra-luxurious Singapore Airlines Suites, 60 in the award-winning Business Class, configured in a spacious 1-2-1 layout on the upper deck and 399 in Economy Class.

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Singapore-Beijing return: Pre-Olympic A380 service

Subject to regulatory approval and slot allocation (all times local)
Flight number Date Departure Time Arrival Time
Singapore-Beijing From 2 to 8 August 2008 0830 hours 1440 hours
Beijing-Singapore From 2 to 8 August 2008 1705 hours 2320 hours

Singapore-Beijing return: Scheduled Services

Flight Days operating Depart Singapore Arrive
Beijing Aircraft type
SQ800 Daily 0110 hrs 0720 hrs Boeing 777
SQ802 Daily 0840 hrs 1450 hrs Boeing 777
SQ822 Daily 1655 hrs 2305 hrs Boeing 777

Flight Days operating Depart
Beijing Arrive Singapore Aircraft type
SQ821 Daily 0010 hrs 0625 hrs Boeing 777
SQ803 Daily 0845 hrs 1500 hrs Boeing 777
SQ805 Daily 1600 hrs 2215 hrs Boeing 777


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