Singapore Air to switch out Airbus A380 from Indian airports (temporarily) in June 2023

From time to time, airlines need to switch equipment to make a good match between demand and supply. This move, unfortunately, means that Delhi and Mumbai will both lose their A380 equipment at the same time in the coming weeks.

Singapore Airlines to downgauge flights to Mumbai and Delhi temporarily

Singapore Airlines has been busy adjusting their aircraft for the following months, and I only discovered this because one of my upcoming flights had a new seat layout instead of the A380 in the weeks ahead. Delhi and Mumbai receive one A380-800 aircraft every evening, which means the late-night departure from these two airports is on an A380.

SQ A380

From Mumbai, Singapore Airlines will operate the A380-800 on June 13, 2023, for the last time on SQ423 (departs 23:40) until it returns on September 1, 2023, to service the sector again. From Delhi, Singapore Airlines will operate the A380-800 on June 14, 2023, for the last time on SQ403 (departs 21:55) until it returns on July 31, 2023, to service the sector again.

That would mean that the Suites, which are much loved by many folks in India, will be replaced with the First Class cabin for a small period.

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Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class

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Singapore Airlines 777 First Class


Singapore Airlines will temporarily reassign some of the A380 capacity used to service Indian routes, and Delhi and Mumbai will both lose their once-daily A380 service. For Delhi, the A380 goes away for six weeks in Mid June, and for Mumbai, the A380 goes away for ten weeks in Mid-June.

What do you make of the capacity readjustment for Singapore Airlines in India?

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  1. When Chennai will get A380? As of now two flights are running between Chennai Singapore both night time departure both are A350 900

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