Posted November 6, 2008 by BookingBuddy
They may have been the first off the blocks with the Airbus A380s a year ago, but these days, Singapore Airlines are facing some rather formidable opponents. Both Emirates and Qantas have recently also taken delivery of their first few A380s, and offer some fairly attractive features as well, especially in their business- and first-class cabins.
However, Singapore Airlines are still confident that they have a lead over their competitors. After all, they now have six of the giant airplanes to themselves for over a year, while Qantas have only just got their hands on the supersized machines. On top of that, the ‘roo-emblazoned carrier’s A380 services have only just started in October, with a route that takes them between Melbourne and Los Angeles. SIA is likely to start feeling the heat only in January, when Qantas start flying their A380s between Sydney and London via Singapore.
Emirates are even slower to start their A380 service, with the first of the giants only taking off in February 2009. However, Emirates might have an edge over the other two companies, as they have announced that they will not be charging a premium for seats on their services.
Will extra features such as private cabins and showers matter, or is price all you’re concerned with? When all three companies start running their A380 service at the same time, it’s likely that passengers will benefit from the competition, as each company tries to outdo each other. So, who will you opt for when you’re travelling on the A380?
(Photo: Singapore Airlines)
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