Thursday, March 17, 2011

Singapore Airlines puts launch of LAX A380 service on hold

Singapore Airlines said on Thursday it will delay the launch of Airbus A380 services to Tokyo and Los Angeles as there was less demand for travel to Japan.

"In view of the developments in Japan, Singapore Airlines is postponing the introduction of Airbus A380 services on flights SQ11 and SQ12 between Singapore and Los Angeles via Tokyo Narita until further notice," the Singapore flag carrier said in a statement.

"The flights will continue to be operated with Boeing 747-400 aircraft."

An SIA spokeswoman said the decision was made due to "lesser demand" for flights to and from the Japanese capital.

SIA had originally planned to launch the A380 service later this month.


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