Singapore Airlines announced that from May 30 onwards, it is planning to introduce Airbus A380 aircraft on its major India routes, which will operate daily to both Mumbai and New Delhi from Singapore instead of smaller Boeing 777 aircraft.

With the announcement, it became the first time that a foreign airline is commercially deploying the A380 on India routes. Singapore Airlines was also the first airline in the world to operate the A380.

“We have been keen to operate the Airbus A380 to India and are glad that the Air Services Agreement between Singapore and India now allows us to do so,” said Lee Wen Fen, Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Singapore Airlines.

The A380s can carry 850 passengers in all economy class configuration and 525 passengers in three class configurations, whereas in comparison a Boeing 777 can carry 314 to 451 passengers only.