Sunday 31 May 2015

SIA planes don National colours to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday

By Karamjit Kaur, The Straits Times, 29 May 2015

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has dressed two of its Airbus 380 superjumbos in a special livery based on the Singapore flag to mark the nation's 50th birthday.

We are proud to be flying the national flag around the world on the world's largest passenger aircraft. Join us as we celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday!#SG50withSIA #SQavgeek
Posted by Singapore Airlines on Thursday, May 28, 2015

The first of the two will take to the skies early next month and the second in July. Both A-380s will "fly the national colours" until the end of the year. The planes ply routes to Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Sydney and Zurich.

The A-380 is the world's largest aircraft and the special livery features a 10m-tall and 47m-long Singapore flag-themed design on both sides of the fuselage, SIA said yesterday.

Its chief executive Goh Choon Phong said: "SIA's success is closely tied to the success of Singapore. What better way to celebrate SG50 than by proudly flying the national flag around the world on the world's largest aircraft."

Aviation enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on a collectible aircraft model in the special livery.

A 1:200 scale model and a limited-edition 1:100 scale model will be available from KrisShop from July.

* SIA plane to take part in NDP flypast for the first time
By Karamjit Kaur, Aviation Correspondent, The Straits Times, 31 Jul 2015

For the first time, a Singapore Airlines (SIA) aircraft will take part in the National Day flypast.

To mark Singapore's 50th birthday, an SIA Airbus 380 in a special livery featuring a Singapore flag-themed design will take to the skies.

The plane with the official SG50 logo on the inboard engines and the NDP 2015 'Majulah Singapura - Our Golden Jubilee' logo on the underside will make its flypast over the Marina Bay area at the closing of the Vintage Parade segment of the show.

The event will also feature 20 SIA Girls on trishaws, reminiscent of famous SIA advertisements of the past, the airline said on Friday.

SIA chief executive officer Goh Choon Phong said the airline's success is "closely linked to that of Singapore, and like all Singaporeans we look forward to celebrating the nation's birthday on Aug 9".

"We are honoured to be participating in the National Day Parade during Singapore's Golden Jubilee year, with the world's largest passenger aircraft in the aerial flypast and our iconic Singapore Girl cabin crew in the Vintage Parade," he said.

The public will be able to view the A-380 in the aerial flypast for the first time on Aug 1 during the preview show, ahead of National Day.

SIA will have two aircraft in the special livery up to the end of this year, serving Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Sydney and Zurich.

Flying for the first time is a wonderful experience!On behalf of our #ComChest beneficiaries, thank you Singapore Airlines for such a heartwarming afternoon! #sharity
Posted by Community Chest Singapore on Friday, May 29, 2015

Some 300 ComChest beneficiaries invited to Singapore Airlines charity flight
By Kok Xing Hui, The Straits Times, 29 May 2015

Some 300 Community Chest beneficiaries, most of whom have never travelled on a plane, were treated to a three-hour flight to Malaysia and back on Friday by Singapore Airlines (SIA).

Special needs children, disadvantaged senior citizens and their families boarded an Airbus A380 and were entertained by cabin crew who sang them songs and made balloon sculptures.

Captain Alan Chan, 57, flew the aircraft at a lower altitude of 7,000 ft for passengers to enjoy the sights of the fishing town of Mersing in Johor.

The SIA Charity Flight was part of a series of activities organised by the national carrier to celebrate Singapore's 50th birthday.

Today, as part of the #SG50 celebration, we treated more than 300 beneficiaries of charitable groups supported by...
Posted by Singapore Airlines on Friday, May 29, 2015

29 May was a day to remember for many of our #ComChest beneficiaries! More than 300 of them took to the skies for the...
Posted by Community Chest Singapore on Friday, June 12, 2015

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