TOULOUSE, France, 28 Oct. 2012.Singapore Airlines, the flag carrier of Singapore, will order 25 more widebody aircraft from Airbus in Toulouse, France, for the carrier’s long-range and regional services on high density and medium capacity routes, Airbus officials announced.
Singapore will buy five double deck A380 and 20 A350-900 aircraft, Airbus officials say. The latest A380 order will be the third to be placed by the airline, bringing the total number of A380s ordered by Singapore to 24.
The airline, which was the launch operator for the A380, now has 19 of the jumbo jet aircraft in service, flying to 10 destinations in Europe, the U.S., and the Asia-Pacific region from its Singapore base.
In the mid-size category, the new A350 XWB order will see the airline double its backlog for the all-new aircraft to 40. The A350-900s will be used by the airline on both medium and long haul routes.
Since first entering service with Singapore Airlines in 2007, the A380 has joined the fleets of nine carriers. Typically seating 525 passengers in three classes, the aircraft can fly as far as 8,500 nautical miles non-stop.
The A350 XWB is an all-new mid-size long range passenger jet with three versions and seating between 270 and 350 passengers in typical three-class layouts.
Scheduled for entry-into-service in 2014, the A350 XWB has already won 558 firm orders from 34 customers worldwide, Airbus officials say.
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