SIA to add 2nd A380 to MEL

written by australianaviation.com.au | July 20, 2012
Singapore Airlines will launch a second daily A380 service to Melbourne. (Mehdi Nazarinia)

Singapore Airlines will launch a second daily A380 service between Melbourne and Singapore next month.

The second A380 will replace a Boeing 777-300ER as SQ217/218, departing Singapore at 9:55 am and returning from Melbourne at 12:05 am. The changeover is scheduled for August 16.

The airline, which already operates two daily A380 services between Singapore-Sydney, will continue to operate a third daily Melbourne-Singapore flight using Boeing 777-300s.

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SIA said the increased capacity from the switch to the A380 was in line with a broad uptick in services to Australia, including recently added flights to Brisbane and Adelaide.

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