Singapore Changi Airport welcomed (31-Oct-2011) the commencement of Lufthansa’s A380 operations to Frankfurt. Changi Airport claims to be the world’s busiest multi-carrier A380 hub, with a total of 188 weekly A380 flights to nine major cities – Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich. [more - original PR]
Lufthansa A380 begins scheduled operations at Changi Airport
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