Singapore Airlines will take delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 in January/2016 with Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Amsterdam chosen as 1st routes for the next-generation jet.
The Star Alliance member and Virgin Australia partner revealed its plans for the A350 during a media briefing at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse.
Inaugural A350 commercial services will make short hops from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta for the purposes of crew familiarisation with the all-new aircraft through to April, before spreading its wings onto the 13 hour Singapore-Amsterdam route.
The airline expects to have at least 3 A350 jets in its fleet by April and 11 by years' end, out of a total of 63 orders and a further 20 options up its sleeve.
The A350 would give Singapore Airlines the “potential to open new routes, enhancing our network and further strengthening the Singapore hub" said Singapore Airlines' SVP Marketing Planning, Ms Lee Wen Fen.
Based on the article “Singapore Airlines to fly Airbus A350 to Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta” published in Australian Business Traveller.