Singapore Airlines orders more Airbus A380 and A350 aircraft

National carrier, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that it will order 25 more widebody aircraft from Airbus, comprising five A380 super jumbos and 20 A350-900s.

Singapore Airline was the launch customer of the A380 in 2007, and has received all of its ordered 19 aircraft. The airline operates these aircraft to ten destinations around the world from its Singapore hub.

The new A350 XWB order will see the airline double its backlog for the all-new aircraft from 20 to 40. The A350-900s will be used by the airline on both medium and long haul routes.

The A380 is in operation with nine airlines. As of date, Airbus has recorded 257 firm orders for the A380 from 20 customers.

The A350 XWB (Xtra Wide-Body) is an all-new mid-size long range product line comprising three versions and seating between 270 and 350 passengers in typical three-class layouts.

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