Singapore Airlines has delayed its planned India Airbus A380 return. According to the airline’s previous schedule, Singapore Airlines would’ve announced daily services to both Delhi and Mumbai in February.
Now, Mumbai services won’t establish until March, with Delhi flights off the cards until May.
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 fleet partially returned to the skies with Vaccine Travel Lane flights from London Heathrow earlier in November.
- Flights to Sydney, Australia, followed in December. However, since then the airline hasn’t ramped up such flights further. According to plan data from Cirium, the airline’s fifth freedom service from Singapore to New York via Frankfurt will transition to an Airbus A380 as planned in late March.
Indian return delayed
Singapore Airlines has delayed the Airbus A380’s return to India according to flight schedule data from Cerium. The airline had scheduled 22 daily rotations to Mumbai and 15 to Delhi for February. Now, neither destination will be done by the Singapore giant of the skies next month.
Instead, the rollout will happen in March and May, unless the schedule changes again. As things currently stand, a daily A380 service to Mumbai is set to resume on March 14th. Sadly, flights to Delhi are slightly further behind. According to the current schedule, we should expect a daily rotation with the giant of the skies between Singapore and Delhi from May 1st.
IATA Summer 2022 schedule
There will be no delay to the fifth freedom flight bound for New York, with these set to restart as planned on March 27th when the IATA Summer 2022 schedule enters circulation. Each day an Airbus A380 will depart Singapore launching on the next itinerary,
- SQ 26 – Singapore Changi (SIN) 23:55 – Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 06:45+1 – 12h50m
- SQ 26 – Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 08:35 – New York (JFK) 11:10 – 08h35m
- SQ 25 – New York (JFK) 20:55 – Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 10:40+1 – 07h45m
- SQ 25 – Frankfurt Airport (FRA) 12:30 – Singapore Changi (SIN) 06:50+1 – 12h20m
This means that each Airbus A380 on the route will be in use for two days, six hours, and 55 minutes. A jet leaving Singapore on Monday evening would come back at its home on Thursday morning.
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Even more routes including Auckland, Paris, and Hong Kong to name a few are prepared to return with the IATA Winter schedule in late October 2022. However, as these flights are so far away, they’re subject to change. After all, this week we saw changes to flights planned for next month.
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