SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) will deploy its Airbus A380 for selected flights to and from Auckland, New Zealand, from Oct 27.
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Here is the statement from SIA:
Singapore Airlines customers travelling to and from Auckland in New Zealand will be able to enjoy the luxury and comfort of the world's largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, from October 27, 2014.
The 471-seat A380 will be deployed daily on flight SQ285, departing Singapore at 2050hrs and arriving in Auckland at 1145hrs the following day. The return flight SQ286 will depart Auckland at 1330hrs, arriving in Singapore at 1900hrs. The flights are currently operated with 278-seat Boeing 777-300ERs.
Singapore Airlines operates 12 weekly flights to Auckland, including five others that are operated with 777-200ERs. The Airline also operates daily 777-200ER services to Christchurch.
The A380 has proven exceptionally popular with customers since its inaugural flight in 2007. The aircraft is now operated to Beijing, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne (until October 25, 2014), Mumbai, New Delhi, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo Narita and Zurich.