Singapore Airlines A380 Returns To JFK

Singapore Airlines is reintroducing the A380 superjumbo aircraft on its flights from New York’s JFK Airport to Singapore (via Frankfurt) and it has also relaunched non-stop Newark-Singapore flights as part of a major network rebuilding effort.

With the restoration of these services, SIA has reached the important milestone of rebuilding more than 90% of its U.S. route network that was previously suspended by the pandemic. Not only does the move expand SIA’s NYC flight frequency by 50%, but it also introduces U.S. travelers to the ultra-luxurious SIA First Class Suite with up to 100 square feet of personal space.

Joey Seow, Regional Vice President – Americas for the carrier, said that: “SIA is firmly committed to rebuilding our U.S. route network, and today’s relaunch of larger A380 aircraft and our re-start of nonstop flights at Newark are proof-positive of that commitment.”

Seow continued: “The pandemic saw our flight schedule reduced from 57 weekly services to just 3. Since then, we’ve diligently worked to re-establish connectivity from key U.S. cities to Singapore, initially aided by the debut of Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights enabling quarantine-free entry to Singapore. With today’s flight restorations, along with the additional schedule growth planned in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Houston, we will expand to operate 62 weekly flights, or fully 108% of our pre-COVID frequency, by June 2022.

Said Seow: “Despite the significant challenges of the past two years, we are excited to emerge from COVID as a larger, stronger carrier serving a broader range of U.S. cities. In addition, SIA has recently re-entered the Canadian market for the first time in more than a decade, operating nonstop flights from Vancouver.”

SIA’s expansion at JFK also marks the launch of the company’s exclusive new First Class Suite cabin. Available exclusively on Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A380 aircraft, the SIA Suite is the height of in-flight luxury. Behind sliding doors that open to your private sanctuary, each Suite is equipped with richly upholstered, full grain leather seats by Poltrona Frau, a separate bed, hand-tufted carpets, leather padded stowage compartments for small personal items, and an en-suite wardrobe for cabin luggage. Wellappointed, spacious lavatories feature a sit-down vanity counter stocked with an exquisite range of toiletries. More than 1,600 on-demand entertainment options are available via a 32” HD touchscreen monitor paired with Bang and Olufsen noise-canceling headphones, as well as complimentary Internet connectivity.

The carrier offers six Suites, located on the forward upper deck of the aircraft, each providing between 50 and 100 square feet of private space for single travelers or couples flying together.

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