Singapore Airlines have started operating their Airbus A380 equiptment on the SQ285 SIN-AKL route as of yesterday. The airframe used on the inaugural flight was 9V-SKB, one of the oldest in service being the 5th A380 off the Airbus production line delivered in 2008. All things going to plan, I'll be able to book myself a staff travel airfare through the family on the return SQ286 route for a planned holiday to the Northern Hemisphere next year, thanks to the codeshare agreement with Air New Zealand.
Further photographs and more comprehensive information on the new flight schedule can be found over at MRC Aviation. Below are a couple extra photos of aircraft at NZAA that were going about buisness just before the superjumbo landed late morning.
|One of two remaining F27 Friendships|
|Sharklet configured ZK-OXF, delivered on July 25th 2014|
|VH-VGA, hopping between domestic and international ops|
|ZK-NCJ unusually parked at a domestic gate|