Singapore Airline, the flag carrier of Singapore will be the first to fly the Airbus A380 to India. The A380 will start flying to India from 30th May, about seven years after the aircraft made its entry into commercial service. Daily the airline will fly the A380 to Mumbai and New Delhi, replacing the smaller Boeing 777s. Another daily flight will, however continue its operation through B777s.
Overall 14 flights will serve each city every week. With the introduction of Airbus A380, the airline will save on operating costs and the move will also see more capacity reduction on the route. The Mumbai and Delhi Airports have welcomed the Singapore Airlines announcement saying, this was demonstration of world-class facilities at the airport. Currently Singapore Airline and its regional airline Silk Air fly 107 flights to India a week.