The expansion of air travel in the world, thanks to the advance of vaccination against Covid-19, is making more airlines decide to withdraw their biggest planes from storage.
Singapore Airlines is the newest carrier to reactivate the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger jet. The company will resume daily flights between Singapore and London (Heathrow) from November 19th.
“The first Singapore Airlines A380 to return to the skies for long-haul travel, the carrier gradually rebuilds its network with the progressive resumption of international air travel,” the company said in a statement on Thursday.
The London airport already had Emirates flights with the A380 and will soon be serviced again with similar aircraft from British Airways and Qatar.
Singapore Airlines was the first airline in the world to receive the A380 in 2007. Months ago, the company gave the first signs of the return of the double-decker aircraft when it removed two jets from desert storage to be retrofitted.
Singapore’s A380 is configured with four classes of service and 471 seats.