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Singapore Airlines A380 to fly daily from Sydney from 1 December

Sydney will once again welcome Singapore Airlines (SIA) flagship Airbus A380 from Wednesday 1 December 2021, increasing capacity to the Sydney market ahead of the Christmas holiday period.

Sydney will once again welcome Singapore Airlines (SIA) flagship Airbus A380 from Wednesday 1 December 2021, increasing capacity to the Sydney market ahead of the Christmas holiday period.

SIA’s A380 will operate daily from Singapore to Sydney as flight SQ231, departing Changi Airport at 00:45 local time, arriving in Sydney at 11:50 local time.

The return flight, SQ222, will depart Sydney at 16:10, arriving at Singapore’s Changi Airport at 21:20.

Fitted with 471 seats, SIA’s A380s include six Suites, 78 Business Class, 44 Premium Economy Class and 343 Economy Class seats.

Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President, Mr Louis Arul, said the return of the A380 to Sydney underlines the Airline’s unwavering commitment to the Australian market.

“Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the highly challenging and financially constrained operating environment, SIA invested heavily to ensure Australia remained connected to the world,” Mr Arul said.

“We have operated almost 4,000 passenger flights helping to bring close to 67,000 people to Australia, the vast majority being Australians wanting to return home, as well as 3,000 cargo-only flights to keep key trade channels open, allowing essential medical supplies, PPE and COVID-19 vaccines to be delivered.

“With the NSW and Australian border opening up from November 1, the A380 will support even more Australians hoping to reconnect with loved ones ahead of the Christmas period.”

“Today’s announcement is another exciting step on the road to recovery,” Mr Arul added.             

“As we continue to support all levels of government in planning for Australia’s reopening in a safe, sustainable and scalable way, we will remain nimble in deploying capacity to markets as demand warrants.”

Last week, Singapore Airlines reopened flights from Sydney to Singapore on November 18.

Business Class on Singapore Airlines A380

Australia is also on the verge of a quarantine-free bubble deal with Singapore to start in November, meaning that once approved, Australian travellers will not spend time either way in hotel or home quarantine.

PM Scott Morrison said that the federal government was in the final stages of a deal with Singapore to replicate two-way travel without restrictions similar to New Zealand.

“We anticipate that being able to be achieved within the next week or so as we would open up to more visa class holders coming out of Singapore,” he told reporters at Sydney Airport.

Singapore Airlines has also reopened sales on its 14-weekly flights between Melbourne for eligible customers, with the first flights arriving and taking off from Victoria on November 1.

Sydney Flight Schedule from December 1

FLT# Day of Operations Dep Time Arr Time Aircraft Type
SQ212 Daily 09:05 14:15 Boeing 777-300ER
SQ222 Daily 16:10 21:20 Airbus A380
SQ242 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 19:10 00:20(+1) Boeing 787-10

Sydney Flight Schedule from December 1

FLT# Day of Operations Dep Time Arr Time Aircraft Type
SQ211 Daily 10:30 21:20 Boeing 777-300ER
SQ231 Daily 00:45 11:50 Airbus A380
SQ241 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 07:05 17:55 Boeing 787-10