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Singapore Airlines A380 Now Serving Frankfurt And New York


16 January 2012The Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 is now flying to Frankfurt and New York, with the inaugural Singapore – Frankfurt – New York service having departed Singapore shortly after midnight.

 With more than 450 customers on board, flight SQ26 is scheduled to make its inaugural touchdown in Frankfurt at 0610hrs local time. It will then depart the German city at 0820hrs and arrive at New York’s JFK airport at 1110hrs, all times local. The daily A380 flights will replace an existing daily Boeing 747-400 service to JFK Airport via Frankfurt, representing a daily increase of 25% in seat capacity.


Frankfurt and New York will be Singapore Airlines’ ninth and tenth destinations to receive the superjumbo. Frankfurt is Singapore Airlines’ fourth point in Europe to be added to the list, after London, Paris and Zurich, while New York is the second point in North America, after Los Angeles.


The Singapore Airlines A380 has proven exceptionally popular with customers, with strong loads on all routes it serves. The world’s first carrier to operate the A380 in October 2007, Singapore Airlines has since carried more than 6 million customers on the superjumbo system-wide. The Airline currently has 15 A380s in service and four more on firm order.






All times stated are local


Singapore – Frankfurt – New York JFK



Flight number

Departs Singapore


Departs Frankfurt

Arrives New York JFK




0610hrs + 1

0820hrs +1

1110hrs +1


+1 refers to one day after the date of departure from Singapore

New York JFK - Frankfurt - Singapore

Flight number

New York JFK


Departs Frankfurt

Arrives Singapore




1000hrs +1

1150hrs + 1

0650hrs +2

+1 refers to one day after the date of departure from New York JFK

+2 refers to two days after the date of departure from New York JFK

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