Currently, two of the services are operated with the A380 superjumbo while one is operated with the Boeing 777-300ER. From 1st June 2012, the third daily service, departing from Singapore as flight SQ308 and returning from London as SQ319, will be operated with an Airbus A380 as well.
The switch to the larger A380 aircraft will increase seat capacity on the route by 17% a day.
London was Singapore Airlines’ first destination in Europe to receive the superjumbo, in March 2008. This was increased to double-daily A380 operations six months later.
Singapore Airlines currently operates the A380 to 10 destinations: Sydney, London, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Zurich, Los Angeles, Frankfurt and New York. The world’s first carrier to operate the superjumbo in October 2007, Singapore Airlines has since carried over 7 million customers on the A380 systemwide.
The Airline currently has 17 A380s and two more on firm order