Singapore Airlines today celebrates the first year anniversary of its A350 aircraft flying from Manchester Airport.
The state-of-the-art aircraft premiered on the non-stop Manchester-Houston route on 17 January, 2017 and was the first commercial A350 flight from Manchester Airport, demonstrating Singapore Airlines’ commitment to the North-West region. The A350 aircraft has been a welcome addition to the Manchester-Houston and Manchester-Singapore routes, launched by Singapore Airlines in October 2017.
The A350 takes advantage of a number of technological advancements which make the aircraft quieter, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. The use of composite structures, a revolutionary wing design and new Rolls Royce engines, combine to improve fuel efficiency by 25 per cent.
Singapore Airlines’ A350 aircraft have had a busy time servicing the Manchester-Houston and Manchester-Singapore routes, demonstrated by a few fun facts:
|5||number of weekly flights between each of Manchester-Singapore and Manchester-Houston|
|20||number of A350 aircraft currently within the Singapore Airlines fleet|
|500||aircraft have spent just over 500 days in the air flying between the three cities in the first year|
|520||number of A350 departures from Manchester|
|6 million||Approximate number of miles Singapore Airlines A350 aircraft have flown between Singapore, Manchester and Houston since launch|
Travellers wanting to experience the A350 should take advantage of some great deals Singapore Airlines is offering on flights from Manchester, with Economy tickets to Houston currently starting from £350pp and tickets to Singapore from £450pp. These deals are available for booking until 31st January. Full fare conditions are available on singaporeair.com.
Sheldon Hee, Singapore Airlines’ General Manager of UK & Ireland, commented: “We are delighted to be celebrating the first anniversary of our A350 in the UK and the aircraft’s servicing of the non-stop Manchester-Houston and Manchester-Singapore routes.
“Singapore Airlines chose Manchester for the A350’s UK home as a commitment to the people and economy of the region. We look forward to continuing working with partners and our loyal customers in the North-West into the future.”