26-May-2010 10:52 AM

Singapore Airlines to use A380s on more Australian routes

Singapore Airlines plans to introduce A380 services on more Australian routes to increase capacity and take advantage of a recovery in business demand (The Australian, 26-May-2010). SIA plans to take delivery of an additional four A380s this financial year. The carrier stated advanced bookings have been “encouraging”, especially in Business class. SIA attributed the improving demand to a general recovery in business sentiment across Asia and Australiasia, which it believes will overcome any issues in the northern hemisphere.

Singapore Airlines: "Relatively speaking it's still stronger than most of the currencies of the receiving markets - for instance, compared to Europe. We don't think this is really something to be worried about in the long term because of the resources and the demand for resources worldwide," Subhas Menon, Southwest Pacific Regional Vice President. Source: The Australian, 26-May-2010.

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