A month after the relaunch of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus A380 from Mumbai, the Airline’s iconic superjumbo aircraft returned to Delhi on Friday 15 April 2022, replacing the B777-300 on SQ403/406 services.As SIA’s check-in counters opened, an auspicious lamp-lighting ceremony was conducted to mark the occasion, officiated by senior officials from both, the Airline as well as Delhi International Airport.
General Manager India, Sy Yen Chen said, “India always was and continues to be a very important market for us, and an aircraft as iconic as the A380 continues to hold its position as a favourite among our customers. Now, with increasing demand for international travel, bringing it back to Delhi was the natural choice.
The return of the superjumbo to India is part of SIA’s larger effort to progressively bring our frequency and capacity back to pre-Covid levels in the coming months. In fact, in January this year, we also introduced the new B737-8 from Hyderabad, Kochi and Kolkata, which means that we now offer refreshed products along with fully-flat beds in Business Class from all 8 cities in India – a testimony to our commitment to this key market.”
Passengers travelling on the A380 inaugural flight SQ401 were welcomed with balloons and banners at the check-in counter, while each passenger also received a celebratory gift welcoming them back on board.At the boarding gate, a cake-cutting ceremony was officiated by Mr Simon Wong, High Commissioner of Singapore to India, together with senior members from the High Commission of Singapore, Singapore Airlines and Delhi International Airport Limited.
The new Singapore Airlines A380 offers more personal space in all classes, accommodating a total of 471 passengers. The cabin features six private Suites and 78 Business Class seats on the upper deck and 44 Premium Economy Class and 343 Economy Class seats on the main deck. The aircraft also features the latest in-flight entertainment systems and full connectivity from every seat.