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Changi Airport marks A380 milestone

Changi Airport has now handled more than 20,000 A380 flights since the aircraft began operations at the gateway in 2007.

Changi Airport has now handled more than 20,000 A380 flights since the aircraft began operations at the gateway in 2007.
 

Yesterday (31 October) Lufthansa launched A380 operations from Singapore to Frankfurt, boosting Changi Airport’s A380 network to 188 weekly flights to nine major cities.
 

The gateway is now the world’s busiest multi-carrier A380 hub with flights to Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich.
 

Lufthansa will operate the A380 aircraft on an existing Singapore to Frankfurt service.
 

Yam Kum Weng, executive vice president of Changi Airport Group’s Air Hub Development, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome Lufthansa’s A380 operations to Changi Airport.
 

“This is another important milestone for us. The additional capacity that the new A380 service brings to the Singapore-Germany route will not only meet the strong travel demand but also help to stimulate traffic between the two markets.”
 

For the 12 months ending in August, 348,000 passengers travelled between Singapore and Germany, an increase of 18.3% over a year earlier.
 

Lufthansa’s A380 will increase the capacity between Singapore and Germany by an additional 1,400 weekly one-way seats.
 

Besides Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and Qantas also operate A380 services from Changi Airport.
 

Changi Airport was the first gateway in the world to handle the superjumbo when Singapore Airlines started A380 operations with an inaugural flight to Sydney on 25 October 2007.
 

Since then, more than 20,000 A380 flights have taken off or landed at Changi Airport.
 

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