SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Posts $2.4 billion profit and it sends more A380 services to Australia
Singapore Airlines, last year made a loss of $1.1 billion, and this year a profit of $2.4 billion, representing a total turnaround of $3.5 billion – the largest in its 76-year history.
That profit also indicates that Singapore Airlines also has its biggest load factor in history, at 85.8%.
The three largest carriers of travellers in and out of Australia in order are Qantas, Jetstar, and Singapore Airlines, with 10.5% of the market last December, a climb from same month pre-COVID-19 levels of 7.8%.
More Singapore A380s to service Australia means more First Class Suites!
This week sees and increase in Singapore Airlines (SIA) A380 services to Melbourne and Sydney. Starting on Tuesday 10 May until 28 October 2023, the SuperJumbo, with its First Suites, and 78 Business class seats on it supper deck will replace the usual Boeing 777 Melbourne services each day on flights SQ228 and SQ237.
Sydney gets its second daily A380 flight – SQ221/SQ232 today, Wednesday 17 May, replacing the usual A350-900 service. That means you can travel in First Class in three out of the usual four daily services to Singapore.
Singapore Airlines are one of the best international airlines servicing Australia, and they have First Class on my favourite aircraft, the A380. I had the pleasure of travelling with them one-way from London, with a stop in Singapore way back in 2016. Since then they have substantially upgraded the interiors of their A380, providing fewer but even better First Class suites, and often referred to as ‘cocooning’ business class seats. SIA has even upgraded the facilities at their exclusive First Class Lounge, The Private Room at Terminal 3 at Changi.