It’s hard to believe, but the double-decker Airbus A380 jumbo jet has been in the skies for over 10 years. Singapore Airlines unveiled its first Airbus A380 on October 25, 2007 in Sydney.
The airline is hoping to debut a brand new Airbus A380, which boasts a redesigned first class cabin on October 25, 2017, exactly one decade later.
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This is according to a report from the Australian Business Traveller
“Whether we will get there on the same day is still a bit touch and go, because the aircraft is still going through new product fittings,” Singapore Airlines Regional Vice-President for South West Pacific, Mr TK Tan, told Australian Business Traveller on the sidelines of a dinner in Sydney to celebrate 50 years of the Singaporean flag-carrier flying to Australia.
“If that doesn’t happen it may be there a few weeks later or a few months later, but we are working hard all together to make it happen and for Sydney to be the first point in our network to have the new product.”
The Airbus A380 has seen sales and production slow in recent years as airlines rethink the benefits of flying such a large plane. Even though the plane is technologically advanced, the four engines require plenty of fuel.
Some airlines are moving towards the ultra fuel efficient twin engine Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350, which are single decker jetliners.