Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Singapore Airlines A380 Superjumbo Aircraft Now Serving New York

The Singapore Airlines A380 is now serving New York's JFK Airport, with the inaugural flight departing JFK, January 16th at 8:10 p.m. The world's largest commercial aircraft introduces the industry's only Double Suites -- a private cabin equipped with a double bed for two passengers -- as well as a host of enhanced seating, entertainment and dining options in every class, to travelers from the New York area.
Fly to Europe, Asia in a Private Suite
With only two Double Suites available on each aircraft, the Singapore Airlines Suites offer the luxury of an unprecedented level of personal space inflight. Each private cabin offers a 23-inch video screen with more than 1000 on-demand entertainment options, the industry's only choice of Dom Perignon or Krug Champagne, down duvet turndown service at bedtime, personal care amenities by Kiehl's, and exclusive sleeper suits designed by Givenchy. Coupled with the service of Singapore Airlines' award-winning cabin crew, SIA Suites' dramatically generous cabin size provides customers with a luxurious travel experience in a class unlike any other. Single Suite cabins are also available for solo travelers, offering the same privacy, amenities and features.
"Suite-to-Suite" Private Jet Connections
SIA has also announced an expansion of its partnership with JetSuite, the nation's fastest-growing private jet company, for travelers connecting to SIA A380 services at JFK. This expanded relationship enables Singapore Airlines to offer special rates on domestic and international private jet connections for travelers at airports located within 1,000 miles of JFK.
The SIA A380 superjumbo aircraft, operating as flight SQ26, is scheduled to make its maiden touchdown in New York's JFK at 11:10 a.m. local time. The Big Apple is the tenth destination in Singapore Airlines' network and its second point in North America, following LAX, to receive the world's largest commercial aircraft.
Singapore Airlines was the first carrier to operate the A380 in October 2007. The Singapore Airlines A380 will operate daily flights between Singapore and New York JFK (via Frankfurt) following the inaugural service. The schedule is as follows:
        (FROM 16 JANUARY, 2012)
        All times stated are local
        Singapore - Frankfurt - New York JFK
        Flight number Departs      Arrives    Departs    Arrives New
                      Singapore    Frankfurt  Frankfurt  York JFK
        SQ26          11:55 p.m.   6:10 a.m.  8:20 a.m.  11:10 a.m.
        New York JFK - Frankfurt - Singapore
        Flight number Departs      Arrives    Departs    Arrives
                      New York JFK Frankfurt  Frankfurt  Singapore
        SQ25          8:10 p.m.    10:00 a.m. 11:50 a.m. 6:50 a.m.