Singapore Airlines

the flag carrier airline of Singapore

Singapore Airlines is an airline based in Singapore. It carries people from Singapore to 5 continents in the world. It is a major airline in Southeast Asia as well as on the "Kangaroo Route" from Australia to the UK from Singapore. The company was the first airline to operate the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger jet with a nickname of "superjumbo" – as well as the Boeing 787-10 and the longer range version of the Airbus A350-900. It was used to fly the longest planned flight in the world, from Singapore to Newark but only to be flown by the Airbus A340-500 until they were dropped in November 2013 until they operate it back with the new Airbus A350-900ULR in October 2018 with modified fuel system. In addition, there is also a low-cost airline, called Scoot. Scoot is the airline that has a mix of Airbus A320 and Boeing 787.

Singapore Airlines
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedMay 1, 1947
Commenced operationsOctober 1, 1972
HubsSingapore Changi Airport
Frequent-flyer programKrisFlyer
AllianceStar Alliance
Fleet size156
Parent companyTemasek Holdings
Employees14,117 (2022)
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380
Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 at Manchester Airport.
'Singapore Girl', the style of Singapore Airlines' female staff, was designed by Pierre Balmain

Singapore Airlines was given "Airline of the Year" by Skytrax in 2008. Its hub, Singapore Changi Airport, was given "Airport of the Year" in 2006.

Fleet change

The Singapore Airlines fleet features exclusively wide-body aircraft from four aircraft families: the Boeing 777, Airbus A380, Airbus A350, and the Airbus A330.[1] As of 31 October 2017, there were 111 aircraft registered in the Singapore Airlines fleet.

Singapore Airlines introduced the Airbus A330-300 in January 2009.[2] It was the first aircraft in the fleet to feature a new regional business class product with 30 lie-flat leather seats in a 2-2-2 configuration,[3] which has since been retrofitted on other regional aircraft in the fleet.

Five further A330s were delivered in 2009,[2] progressively replacing older Boeing 777-200s on medium-haul routes,[3] and the fleet stood at 19 examples by June 2011.[4] All the aircraft were acquired on five-year leases with the option to extend if necessary,[5] designed to fill the airline's capacity requirements until the delivery of Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s.[3]

The airline committed to an additional 15 A330 aircraft in June 2011, which were delivered between 2013 and 2015, continuing to replace older Boeing 777s in the fleet.[4][5] The A330 fleet was the second largest by type in the airline as of 31 August 2016 (after the Boeing 777 fleet) with 27 aircraft in service. In January 2016 the airline confirmed its intention to eventually replace all A330 aircraft with Airbus A350s in a medium-range configuration by 2019.

Singapore Airlines placed an order for 30 Airbus A350-900 aircraft in 2006, with a further 30 orders placed in 2013.[6] The airline took delivery of the first of the aircraft in February 2016[7] and flew its delivery flight to Singapore on 2 March.[8] The airline began operating regular services using the A350 on the Singapore-Amsterdam route from 9 May 2016.[9]

On 13 October 2015, Singapore Airlines announced that it had placed orders for seven Airbus A350-900ULR (Ultra-Long Range), which will see the return of non-stop flights between Singapore and both New York and Los Angeles.[10] The A350-900ULR will be configured with approximately 170 seats, compared to 253 in Singapore Airlines' standard A350-900, and will be fitted with the airline's all-new business class seat design due in 2018.[11]

Destinations change

* Future destination
# Terminated destination
Country-City Airport Code Airport Name Notes Refs
Kabul KBL OAKG Hamid Karzai International Airport Terminated
Adelaide ADL YPAD Adelaide Airport
Brisbane BNE YBBN Brisbane Airport
Cairns CNS YBCS Cairns Airport Terminated [12]
Canberra CBR YSCB Canberra International Airport [13]
Darwin DRW YPDN Darwin International Airport Terminated
Hobart HBA YMHB Hobart International Airport Terminated
Melbourne MEL YMML Melbourne Airport
Perth PER YPPH Perth Airport
Sydney SYD YSSY Sydney Airport
Vienna VIE LOWW Vienna International Airport Terminated
Manama BAH OBBI Bahrain International Airport Terminated
Dhaka DAC VGHS Shahjalal International Airport
Brussels BRU EBBR Brussels Airport Terminated
São Paulo GRU SBGR São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport Terminated [14]
Brunei Darussalam
Bandar Seri Begawan BWN WBSB Brunei International Airport
Toronto YYZ CYYZ Toronto Pearson International Airport Terminated
Vancouver YVR CYVR Vancouver International Airport Terminated [15]
Copenhagen CPH EKCH Copenhagen Airport
Cairo CAI HECA Cairo International Airport Terminated [16]
Paris CDG LFPG Charles de Gaulle Airport
Berlin SXF EDDB Berlin Schönefeld Airport Terminated
Düsseldorf DUS EDDL Düsseldorf Airport [17]
Frankfurt FRA EDDF Frankfurt Airport
Munich MUC EDDM Munich Airport [18][19]
Athens ATH LGAV Athens International Airport Terminated [20]
Hong Kong
Hong Kong HKG VHHH Hong Kong International Airport
Hong Kong HKG VHHH Kai Tak International Airport Terminated
Ahmedabad AMD VAAH Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
Amritsar ATQ VIAR Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport Terminated [21]
Bengaluru BLR VOBL Kempegowda International Airport
Chennai MAA VOMM Chennai International Airport
Delhi DEL VIDP Indira Gandhi International Airport
Hyderabad HYD VOHS Rajiv Gandhi International Airport Terminated
Kochi COK VOCI Cochin International Airport Terminated
Kolkata CCU VECC Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
Mumbai BOM VABB Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Denpasar DPS WADD Ngurah Rai International Airport
Jakarta CGK WIII Soekarno–Hatta International Airport
Medan MES WIMK Polonia International Airport Terminated
Palembang PLM WIPP Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport Terminated
Pekanbaru PKU WIBB Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport Terminated
Surabaya SUB WARR Juanda International Airport [22]
Tehran THR OIII Tehran Mehrabad International Airport Terminated
Milan MXP LIMC Milan–Malpensa Airport
Rome FCO LIRF Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
Fukuoka FUK RJFF Fukuoka Airport
Hiroshima HIJ RJOA Hiroshima Airport Terminated
Nagoya NGO RJGG Chūbu Centrair International Airport
Osaka KIX RJBB Kansai International Airport
Sapporo CTS RJCC New Chitose Airport Seasonal [23]
Sendai SDJ RJSS Sendai Airport Terminated [12]
Tokyo HND RJTT Haneda International Airport [24]
Tokyo NRT RJAA Narita International Airport
Kuwait City KWI OKBK Kuwait International Airport Terminated
Macau MFM VMMC Macau International Airport Terminated
Penang PEN WMKP Penang International Airport Terminated
Kota Kinabalu BKI WBKK Kota Kinabalu International Airport Terminated
Kuala Lumpur KUL WMKK Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Kuching KCH WBGG Kuching International Airport Terminated
Malé MLE VRMM Velana International Airport
Valleta MLA LMML Malta International Airport Terminated
Port Louis MRU FIMP Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport Terminated
Yangon RGN VYYY Yangon International Airport [25]
Kathmandu KTM VNKT Tribhuvan International Airport Terminated
Amsterdam AMS EHAM Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
New Zealand
Auckland AKL NZAA Auckland Airport
Christchurch CHC NZCH Christchurch International Airport
Wellington WLG NZWN Wellington International Airport [13]
Karachi KHI OPKC Jinnah International Airport Terminated
Lahore LHE OPLA Allama Iqbal International Airport Terminated
People's Republic of China
Beijing PEK ZBAA Beijing Capital International Airport
Guangzhou CAN ZGGG Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Hangzhou HGH ZSHC Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport Terminated
Nanjing NKG ZSNJ Nanjing Lukou International Airport Terminated
Shanghai PVG ZSPD Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shenzhen SZX ZGSZ Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport Terminated
Cebu CEB RPVM Mactan–Cebu International Airport Terminated
Manila MNL RPLL Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Moscow DME UUDD Domodedovo International Airport [26]
Saudi Arabia
Dhahran DHA OEDR Dhahran International Airport Terminated
Jeddah JED OEJN King Abdulaziz International Airport Terminated [27]
Riyadh RUH OERK King Khalid International Airport Terminated [16]
Singapore SIN WSSS Singapore Changi Airport Airline hub
South Africa
Cape Town CPT FACT Cape Town International Airport
Durban DUR FADN King Shaka International Airport Terminated
Johannesburg JNB FAOR O. R. Tambo International Airport
South Korea
Busan PUS RKPK Gimhae International Airport Terminated
Seoul ICN RKSI Incheon International Airport
Barcelona BCN LEBL Barcelona–El Prat Airport
Madrid MAD LEMD Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport Terminated
Sri Lanka
Colombo CMB VCBI Bandaranaike International Airport
Stockholm ARN ESSA Stockholm Arlanda Airport [28][29]
Zürich ZRH LSZH Zürich Airport
Kaohsiung KHH RCKH Kaohsiung International Airport Terminated
Taipei TPE RCTP Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Bangkok DMK VTBD Don Mueang International Airport Terminated
Bangkok BKK VTBS Suvarnabhumi Airport
Hat Yai HDY VTSS Hat Yai International Airport Terminated
Istanbul IST LTBA Istanbul Atatürk Airport
United Arab Emirates
Dubai DXB OMDB Dubai International Airport
Abu Dhabi AUH OMAA Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminated [30]
United Kingdom
London LHR EGLL London Heathrow Airport
Manchester MAN EGCC Manchester Airport
United States of America
Chicago ORD KORD O'Hare International Airport Terminated [31]
Honolulu HNL PHNL Honolulu International Airport Terminated [32]
Houston IAH KIAH George Bush Intercontinental Airport [26][33]
Las Vegas LAS KLAS McCarran International Airport Terminated [34]
Los Angeles LAX KLAX Los Angeles International Airport
Newark EWR KEWR Newark Liberty International Airport [35]
New York City JFK KJFK John F. Kennedy International Airport
San Francisco SFO KSFO San Francisco International Airport
Seattle SEA KSEA Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
Hanoi HAN VVNB Noi Bai International Airport
Ho Chi Minh City SGN VVTS Tan Son Nhat International Airport

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