SQ Orders A350s and A380s

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  1. SQ LPP
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    SIA To Place US$7.5B Order For More A380s and A350s


    24 October 2012


    Singapore Airlines has agreed to order five more Airbus A380s and another 20 A350s for additional capacity growth and fleet renewal.

    The firm order commitments are valued at US$7.5 billion based on Airbus’ published list prices. Deliveries are due to begin in 2017.

    SIA currently operates 19 A380-800 superjumbos and already had firm orders in place for 20 A350s, for delivery from 2015. As with the earlier A350 order, the A350-900 variant has been selected for the 20 additional aircraft, all powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines. Trent 900 engines will power the additional A380s.

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    SIA’s A380s now serve 10 destinations, namely Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich, and they have carried more than 9 million passengers since entering service on 25 October 2007. The A350s are intended for use on medium and long-haul routes.

    As part of the deal, Airbus has agreed to acquire SIA’s five A340-500s, which will be removed from service in the fourth quarter of the 2013 calendar year, in line with the Airline’s policy to maintain a young fleet. This will result in the cessation of non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles and between Singapore and Newark, in the absence of replacement aircraft in the SIA fleet with sufficient range and operating economics.

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    Too bad SQ 21 and SQ 22 are going away :( I think those trans polar routes are cool....
     
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    +1. :(
     
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    Do we have any idea of which day the final flight will be? Might be advantageous to know so one could book an award ticket.
     
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    Few years ago, they ceased premium economy on those flights. Now they will eventually cease those operations altogether, adding to their defunct NA routes which already include:
    SIN-VIE-AMS-YYZ-AMS-VIE-SIN
    SIN-TPE-LAX-TPE-SIN
    SIN-HKG-LAS-HKG-SIN
    SIN-AMS-ORD-AMS-SIN
    SIN-AMS-EWR-AMS-SIN
    SIN-ICN-YVR-ICN-SIN
     
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