Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A380 ‘superjumbo’ aircraft will return to service from November 19.
The 471-passenger plane will be deployed on one of the airline’s daily non-stop return services between Heathrow and Singapore.
This will make it the first Singapore Airlines A380 to return to the skies for long-haul travel, as the carrier gradually rebuilds its network.
The A380 will operate on flights SQ317 from Heathrow and SQ322 from Singapore.
SQ317 is also the designated quarantine-free flight from London under Singapore’s Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangements.
Vaccinated travellers qualify for quarantine-free travel between Singapore and seven European countries– the UK, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain – plus Canada and the US from October 19.
Travel from Singapore to these countries can be on any Singapore Airlines flight, while travel from these countries to Singapore must be on designated Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) flights.
Mohamed Rafi Mar, UK and Ireland general manager at Singapore Airlines, said: “The return of the Singapore Airlines A380 to the skies is a positive step towards international travel recovery.
“By bringing the aircraft back to the UK, we are delighted to offer our passengers enhanced travel options between London and Singapore.”
Passengers in suites, first and business class can visit the SilverKris Lounge in Heathrow’s T2B before their flight.
There are six suites (pictured) and 78 business class seats on the upper deck, as well as 44 premium economy seats and 343 economy seats on the main deck.
Singapore Airlines currently flies 18 times weekly from Heathrow to Singapore, increasing to 21 times weekly from November 1 – plus three times weekly from Manchester to Singapore.