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Singapore Airlines A380 returns to Sydney

October 22, 20213 minute read
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The Singapore Airlines A380 returns to Sydney this December with the opening of Australia’s borders. But watch this space as the most recent announcement from the Australian Government indicates some border ‘fences’ may come down during November. The airline’s flagship Airbus A380 is currently set to run a daily service from Wednesday 1st December 2021, increasing capacity in the Sydney market ahead of the Christmas holiday period.

Singapore Airlines A380 was first

SIA was the first to fly the A380 in 2007, with Sydney the inaugural destination for the world’s largest passenger aircraft. In 2017, SIA once again selected Sydney as the maiden destination to launch the Airline’s new cabin products on a brand new A380. So there’s some sentimental appeal here.

Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President, Mr Louis Arul, said the return of the A380 to Sydney underlines the Airline’s unwavering commitment to the Australian market. In fact they were one of the few remaining airlines getting Australians home from various points around the world, via their hub in Singapore. For quite a long time SIA provided the only service between Australia and Malaysia and even Malaysia and other Asean countries as direct flights out of the country were stopped.

…. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the highly challenging and financially constrained operating environment, SIA invested heavily to ensure Australia remained connected to the world. Louis Arul

He added that the airline has operated almost 4,000 passenger flights helping to carry close to 67,000 people to Australia, the vast majority being Australians wanting to return home. They also operated 3,000 cargo-only flights to keep key trade channels open, allowing essential medical supplies, PPE and COVID-19 vaccines to be delivered.

The NSW and Australian border opening from 1st November and the removal of arrival caps into Australia means the A380 will support even more Australians hoping to reconnect with loved ones ahead of the Christmas period.

SIA’s A380 will operate daily from Singapore to Sydney as flight SQ231, departing Changi Airport at 00:45 local time, arriving in Sydney at 11:50 local time. The return flight, SQ222 will depart Sydney at 16:10, arriving at Singapore’s Changi Airport at 21:20.

Sydney Flight Schedule from 1st December:


Flight No Day of Operations Dep Time Arr Time Aircraft Type
SQ212 Daily 09:05 14:15 Boeing 777-300ER
SQ222 Daily 16:10 21:20 Airbus A380
SQ242 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 19:10 00:20(+1) Boeing 787-10


Flight No Day of Operations Dep Time Arr Time Aircraft Type
SQ211 Daily 10:30 21:20 Boeing 777-300ER
SQ231 Daily 00:45 11:50 Airbus A380
SQ241 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 07:05 17:55 Boeing 787-10

The Singapore Airlines A380 offers 471 seats, including six Suites, 78 Business Class, 44 Premium Economy Class and 343 Economy Class seats. Customers can enjoy SIA’s world-class products and service, as well as our award-winning digital initiatives supporting a comfortable and seamless travel experience.

The A380’s schedule for SQ231 and SQ222 will be loaded into the system from midday AEDT on Friday 22nd October and will be available for sale shortly after. All SIA aircraft are equipped with advanced, HEPA filtration systems that replace all cabin air every three minutes, providing a safer in-flight environment. All customers and crew are also required to wear masks for the duration of their flight, except during meals.

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