Singapore made great preparations to welcome the world’s largest plane Airbus A380, European consortium that is all set to fly next week to carve another laurel in its record-history. After its flight to Singapore and then Changi Airport, the plane will make its first commercial flight to Sydney on 25 October. At an investment of $13 billion, this double-decker aircraft took more than seven years.
True, its entry is the after the gap of two-years behind the scheduled year of 2005 but this feature-packed revolutionary jetliner justify the delay. The plane has been discovered as a highly fuel-efficient aircraft offering silent cabin in all large passenger jets. The entry of the jet is like a golden feather to the existing fleet of Singaporean airlines.
The front side of the plane is equipped with 12 first class luxury groups with each offering elite amenities including a proper bed, a 23-inch flat panel TV, working table, a lounge chair and epicurean food. Out of the 12, two suites are privileged with double bed facility.
For the business class, the upper deck accommodates 60 passengers on unique seats that can be molded into a horizontal bed. Around 399 seats are offered for economy class spread over both decks, assuring even the lowest ticket to the jet would be offered the comfort of leg room and knee room.
Singapore Airlines showed its interest in A380 when it was just a concept in September 2000. The placed order of 10 A380s was increased to 15 and then 19 in July 2006. For this value addition, the order of 19 jets including engines and sundry would cost $5.7 billion. Airbus is prepared to deliver the order of 13 planes to Singapore Airlines, Emirates Airlines and Quantas by 2008, 25 in 2009, and 45 in 2010.
With the gigantic size of the phenomenal new Airbus A380, Singapore Airlines is now able to provide the passengers with its exclusive Singapore Airlines Suites private space, which is composed of the largest lounge chair ever to have been installed in an airliner. Also, the passengers can now even enjoy a most comfortable flight in the A380, as the airlines also offers a standalone bed as well as full pillows. The Business class of the A380 under Singapore Airlines had been designed to give the very best of luxury and comfort for the travelers and this section comes with a leather seat that is said to be the widest in its class. Furthermore, to facilitate uninterrupted work environment for the Business Class passengers, the A380 comes with an in-seat power supply and USB ports.
The Economy Class on Airbus A380 operated by Singapore Airlines is quite unique from the other airlines as this budget section of the flight is packed with a host of entertainment features. Singapore Airlines now offers its Economy Class passengers with the added benefits of with seats that have a lot more room for relaxation than the conventional seats of this section in other commercial planes. Furthers, passengers can now just as easily opt for on-demand entertainment services, where in they will be able to various content on a 10.6 inch wide LCD screen. Furthermore, the A380 is most definitely a kids friendly airliners, as the in-flight entertainment system on the Singapore Airlines, KrisWorld, presents a plethora of games for children, while the adults can just as easily continue working in their mobile devices with the help of on board power supply outlets and USB ports.
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