Singapore Airlines prepares to fly its one millionth A380 passenger

A mere 16 months after launching services with the Airbus A380 superjumbo, Singapore Airlines is expecting to fly its one millionth A380 customer in February 2009.

Singapore Airlines was the first airline in the world to fly the Airbus A380 super-jumbo, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, when it began commercial services between Singapore and Sydney in October 2007. The Airline is expecting to welcome its first millionth customer on-board the A380 within the next six weeks, and is planning to surprise the customer and other customers on the flight with a series of goodies, and what a set of goodies it will be…….

The lucky millionth customer will be greeted with the news upon check-in and a special package. Beyond the enhanced in-flight experience, the winner will get to enjoy a host of prizes at the destination, including a three-night stay at a luxury hotel and a chauffeur-driven limousine ride to the hotel, experiences at top-class restaurants as well as a series of other goodies to take away.

The millionth passenger’s fellow travellers will also enjoy the occasion with special Singapore Airlines giveaways, and champagne in all three classes. I am confused by this. First and business class passengers are served champagne on-board already. First Class passengers are served their choice of Krug or Dom Perignon, no less.

Singapore Airlines has six aircraft in fleet now, flying daily between Singapore and Sydney, Singapore and Tokyo, and twice daily between Singapore and London. Since its launch, the A380 has clocked over 20,000 flying hours on more than 2000 commercial flights.

In addition to Singapore Airlines, Emirates has four, and Qantas three. With Qantas launching London Heathrow service very soon, the airport will have the distinction of receiving A380 from all the three A380 operators.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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