Singapore Airlines starts its second daily Airbus A380 service between Melbourne and Singapore this week.
The Melbourne-Singapore flight SQ218, which previously ran on a Boeing 777-300ER, will switch to the airline's flagship superjumbo from 17 August 2012 (with 16 August as the A380's debut for the southbound Singapore-Melbourne flight SQ217).
SQ27/228 is already an A380 service, leaving only the third daily flight SQ237/238 operating on the Boeing 777.
A Singapore Airlines spokesperson tells Australian Business Traveller that "initially SQ218/SQ217 will be the all-business class upper deck A380, but we will maintain flexibility in deployment plans based on operational requirements and demand, so this could change."
If you're travelling on Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 don't forget to check out our expert guide to the best business class seats on SQ's big bird.
Singapore Airlines signalled the boost in its A380 flights earlier this year, when Singapore Airlines’ regional vice-president Subhas Menon said the airline plans to "operate as many A380s as we can" to Sydney and Melbourne, describing Australia as a market that is “growing in terms of prominence in our network”.
SQ recently boosted Adelaide-Singapore flights from seven a week to 10, and Menon has tagged Perth and Brisbane for additional flights later this year.
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