Singapore Airlines has announced a new route for its growing fleet of A380 superjumbos, announcing its deployment on the daily Singapore-Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles route. The new service will be launched 1 July.
An earlier launch of the service, slated for 27 March, was postponed as the island nation was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami on 11 March.
Los Angeles will be the eighth destination in SIA's network to be served by the superjumbo aircraft.
The flight departs Singapore at 0925 and arrives in Narita at 1730. The second leg departs Narita at 1915 and arrives in Los Angeles at 1330. The return leg departs from Los Angeles at 1545 and arrives in Narita at 1915 the following day, with the final leg departing Narita at 2050 and arriving back in Singapore at 0305 the following day.
The announcement of the A380 service follows SIA's decision to suspend two of its daily direct flights between Singapore and Los Angeles as capacity had begun to outstrip demand.
The carrier will no longer operate the service on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.