British Airways is set to increase the capacity of its service from London to Singapore, allowing around 4000 more passengers to fly the journey each month.
This increase in flight capacity will come as welcome news to business travellers and tourists who are currently struggling to get a seat on their required flights.
To do this, British Airways is introducing its Airbus A380 in October this year, month wsj.com reports. The A380 is due to replace the Boeing 747-700 that currently does the journey and will depart London Heathrow every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and depart Singapore every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The service will begin on the 28th October and fly three times a week, but this will increase to once a day by February 2015.
BA’s regional general manager Robert Williams, told traveldailymedia.com that the introduction of BA’s most recent aircraft acts as a further commitment to serving Singapore, which is a highly important destination for their travel network.
Mr Williams said: “We have a long history of serving Singapore and over the past 80 years we have established strong ties with the country. The London to Singapore service is also integral to British Airways’ ‘Kangaroo Route’, which was one of the airline’s most popular long-haul routes last year.”