- Dec 6, 2004
The article also says "The airline decided that Singapore to Sydney would be the first route on which it will fly, rather than London to Singapore because of the shorter distance and lower crew requirements."theage.com.au said:Sydney Airport to welcome A380's arrival
June 6, 2006 - 6:49PM
Sydney Airport has welcomed Singapore Airlines' decision to make it the world's first destination for a scheduled service of the Airbus new generation superjumbo.
Sydney Airport corporate affairs manager Rod Gilmour said that it will be a red letter day for the airport when the double-decker A380 touches down in Sydney after its maiden commercial flight in December.
"This is one of the major global aviation events for decades," he said
Perhaps. I wonder if they also decided upon Sydney for competitive reasons too? It will be great publicity to land the first A380 commercial flight here before Qantas begins any services with this aircraft.