Where Does Singapore Airlines Fly Their Refurbished A380s?

Singapore Airlines is in the process of re-configuring and refurbishing its Airbus A380 fleet. But at the moment only five of them have the new and updated interiors, which means you’ll have to fly on specific routes to get the chance to see them.

Airbus A380-800 in Singapore Airlines livery
Singapore Airlines is upgrading its Airbus A380s. Photo: Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines operates a fleet of 19 Airbus A380s, but they’re not all equal. The airline unveiled impressive new suites for its Airbus A380s back in November 2017, but so far only six of its Airbus A380s have been fitted with them.

These are the five new Airbus A380s which Singapore Airlines has recently taken delivery of, as well as an older aircraft that has been refitted with the new interior.

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As reported by One Mile at a Time, the schedule for the refit of the remaining 13 Airbus A380s is significantly behind schedule. As a result, it could be while until parity is achieved across Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A380 fleet.

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If you’re hoping to fly on one of the refitted Airbus A380s, or even fancy splashing out on one of the suites, you’ll have to know which routes to fly on.

A Singapore Airlines Airbus A380
The re-configuration schedule for Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A380 fleet is significantly delayed. Photo: TJDarmstadt via Flickr

Which routes will the refitted Airbus A380s be flying on?

Considering the quality of Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A380 interiors, they will likely be in high demand. Unfortunately, the new/refitted Airbus A380s will be posted to specific routes, meaning that many passengers won’t get to fly them unless they go out of their way to fly somewhere new.

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At the moment, the new Airbus A380s fly to five different cities – Hong Kong, London, Sydney, Singapore and Zurich.

All of these cities are, of course, connected via Singapore, so unless you have a trip planned to or from there, you’re not going to be able to fly in one of the new Airbus A380s yet.

In addition to these current destinations, a new Airbus A380 will operate on Singapore to Tokyo route come January. In July, a reconfigured Airbus A380 will also be assigned to the Singapore to Paris route.

In all, there will be plenty of opportunities to fly on Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A380s as the reconfiguration project progresses. But what is all the fuss about when it comes to the new interiors?

Airbus A380 at Hong Kong Airport
Singapore Airlines has a fleet of 19 Airbus A380s. Photo: Diego Delso via Flickr

The new Airbus A380 business class interiors

The new Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 interiors have been redesigned to be as comfortable and luxurious as possible. When it comes to having space to create a luxury interior, there’s no better aircraft than the Airbus A380.

Each Airbus A380 has six separate suites on the top deck situated at the front of the aircraft. Rather than aircraft suites, they look more like something you would see on a cruise ship.

Passengers also get a host of amenities and products with the suite. These include a swiveling 32-inch HD monitor, bespoke amenity kits and plush bedding.

With just under a third of the Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 fleet fitted with the new interiors, it will be a while until all routes are covered. For now, though, there are plenty of options if you really want to see what the new suites are like.

Singapore Airlines has not yet been able to respond to Simple Flying’s request for comment on the routes which currently support the new suites.

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Henrik

Is there a route Singapore-Singapore?! It looks like that, if you believe the article…

Javed

“At the moment, the new Airbus A380s fly to five different cities – Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore and Zurich.”

So its actually only 4 cities. You should exclude Singapore considering its the home base for the airline, thus implied that the refurbished aircraft will fly back there.

Marc

My favourite route – taken from this article – is Singapore – Singapore. I assume it is some kind of sightseeing of the aircraft.

Andrew

They might have improved business class on the refitted A380s but economy loses the 8 across upstairs seating … which is a real loss for economy. I flew upstairs in this area in September and it was awesome, my flight to Paris has had this area removed. I know this as they refunded my seat selection.

Andrew Wakefield

The new Singapore Suites are excellent. For your information, Singapore has the new Suites on the following routes. All flights from SIN to LHR, SYD, HKG, ZRH, PVG, plus a retro-fit airplane which is likely for CDG.
There is a direct flight from LHR – SYD via SIN (90 mins) for refueling.