Wednesday, March 16, 2022


 The world’s largest passenger aircraft touched down in Mumbai after a long break of 723 days, complete with the Airline’s redesigned First Class Suites

The Singapore Airlines A380 at Mumbai International Airport, shortly after landing

Mumbai : March 16, 2022 – Singapore Airlines (SIA) is pleased to announce that its iconic Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft landed in Mumbai at 21:20 hrs IST on 14 March 2022, after a two-year long break in services. The aircraft replaced the Airbus A350-900 on the SQ 424/423 Vaccinated Travel Lane services between Mumbai and Singapore. 

Passengers travelling to Singapore on the A380 inaugural flight SQ423, were welcomed back on board with chocolates and personalised cards, and boarding was commenced with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Mark Wood, Manager Western India, Singapore Airlines; Chee Siong Goh, Station Manager, Singapore Airlines; and senior delegates from Mumbai International Airport.   

Photos of the airport celebrations can be accessed here.

Mr. Sy Yen Chen, General Manager India for Singapore Airlines said, “This is indeed a historic moment for SIA as we have been able to bring our iconic Airbus A380 back to Mumbai after a long absence of 723 days. Our A380 super jumbo has a loyal fan base in India. We are excited to be able to cater to the strong demand here and reaffirm our commitment to our customers in this key market.” 

He further added, “SIA welcomes the Indian Government’s announcement regarding the resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services with effect from 27 March 2022.  Not only are we hoping to progressively increase our frequencies from all our points across India in the weeks and months ahead, but we are also keen to resume A380 services from Delhi soon.”   


Mark Wood, Manager Western India, Singapore Airlines (2nd from the rear left) and Chee Siong Goh, Station Manager Singapore Airlines (2nd from the front left) at the ribbon-cutting ceremony along with SIA cabin crew and senior delegates from Mumbai International Airport.

The Singapore Airlines A380 is configured with 471 seats in four classes: six Suites and 78 Business Class seats on the upper deck, as well as 44 Premium Economy Class and 343 Economy Class seats on the main deck.

The six semi-private Suite cabins offer unparalleled privacy and luxury, complete with privacy doors, an independent swivel chair and a stand-alone bed with hotel-style evening turndown service. Four of the Suites can also be combined to form double Suites for couples travelling together. Suites passengers are offered a choice of Dom Perignon or Krug Champagnes, sleeper suits and premium amenities from Lalique, as well as meals served on fine linen and Wedgewood China.

The new Business Class seats can be combined to create fully lie-flat double beds, all forward-facing and with direct aisle access. All cabins also enjoy award-winning cuisine, extensive inflight entertainment, and the famous Singapore Airlines cabin crew service.  

Speaking about the aircraft, Mr. Chen said, “We are confident that the A380, with its larger seat capacity, will be the preferred choice for our customers seeking comfortable and safe quarantine-free travel to Singapore from both Mumbai and Delhi.  We look forward to welcoming our customers back on board the world’s largest passenger aircraft, where they can once again enjoy our world-class product and services.”

Singapore Airlines was the first airline worldwide to fly the A380 superjumbo in October 2007. In late 2017, following an extensive four-year development program, the Airline launched a multi-million-dollar cabin product upgrade for its A380 aircraft. The new cabin product made its debut in India on 1 September 2019.  

SIA currently operates 52 weekly Vaccinated Travel Lane services from 8 cities across India, allowing customers to travel to Singapore quarantine-free. 

Singapore Airlines’ industry-leading digital initiatives and award-winning health and safety measures provide a safe and comfortable journey for all customers, along with flexible booking policies for customer reassurance.

High resolution images of the Singapore Airlines A380 cabin product are available here:


About Singapore Airlines

The SIA Group’s history dates back to 1947 with the maiden flight of Malayan Airways Limited. The airline was later renamed Malaysian Airways Limited and then Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA). In 1972, MSA split into Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysian Airline System. Initially operating a modest fleet of 10 aircraft to 22 cities in 18 countries, SIA has since grown to be a world-class international airline group.

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A380 India flight schedule, effective 14 March 2021

A380 flight schedule

Operating                 Flight No Restart Date Sector Aircraft Type Day of Operation Departure/Arrival

SQ 424 14 Mar 22 Singapore-Mumbai A380-800 Daily 18:45 / 22:10

SQ 423 14 Mar 22 Mumbai-Singapore A380-800 Daily 23:35 / 07:30 (+1)

Singapore – Mumbai

Current schedule

Flight No. Route Frequency Timing Aircraft

SQ422 Singapore – Mumbai Tuesday and Friday 0745hrs – 1035hrs Airbus A350-900


Mumbai– Singapore Tuesday and Friday 1150hrs – 1950hrs Airbus A350-900


Singapore – Mumbai Daily 1845hrs – 2210hrs Airbus A380

SQ423 Mumbai– Singapore Daily 2335hrs – 0730hrs (+1) Airbus A380

27 March 2022 onwards

Flight No. Route Frequency Timing Aircraft

SQ422 Singapore – Mumbai Tuesday, Friday, Sunday 0720hrs – 1015hrs Airbus A350-900


Mumbai– Singapore Tuesday, Friday, Sunday 1135hrs – 1930hrs Airbus A350-900


Singapore – Mumbai Daily 1845hrs – 2210hrs Airbus A380


Mumbai– Singapore Daily 2335hrs – 0730hrs (+1) Airbus A380

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