Singapore Airlines Is Now The World’s Largest Airbus A350 Operator

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, aircraft deliveries are rare. However, today Singapore Airlines took delivery of 3 new Airbus A350-900s, making it the world’s largest Airbus A350 operator with a total of 55 aircraft! In this article, you will learn more about these new Airbus A350s!

SQ map
A Map of All of Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A350s making their way to Singapore | Flightradar24

What is Singapore Airlines?

Singapore Airlines is the national carrier of the sunny island of Singapore. Singapore Airlines is considered one of the best airlines in the world due to its amazing service onboard and has won four awards for being the “world’s best airline” by Skytrax. Founded in 1947, Singapore Airlines has a diverse fleet of aircraft and routes, with the Airbus A350 being one of the newer ones in their fleet.

A Singapore Airlines A350 taking off
A Singapore Airlines Airbus A350

What is the Airbus A350?

The Airbus A350 is one of the most airline favourable airplanes on the market! Having its first flight in 2013, it is well-known for its extra-wide fuselage and ability to reduce jet lag.  As of April 2021, Qatar Airways has the largest Airbus A350 order with a total of 76 aircraft, followed by Singapore Airlines with 67 aircraft. However, Qatar Airways has not taken delivery of all their Airbus A350s yet. Due to this fact, Singapore Airlines is temporarily the world’s largest Airbus A350 operator.

Qatar Airways Plane Taking Off
A Qatar Airways Airbus A350 | © @QatarAirways Twitter

More about the new aircraft:

Let’s take a look at Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A350s that were delivered on Easter morning! 9V-SHT, 9V-SHU, and 9V-SHV took off from Toulouse bound for Singapore on 2 March 2021. All three aircraft are Airbus A350-900s and will likely start operations with Singapore Airlines on their long-haul routes soon.

An image of 9V-SHT, Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A350-900 | Flightradar24

However, Singapore Airlines will have its crown for being the world’s largest Airbus A350 operator taken away soon when Qatar Airways takes delivery of their Airbus A350s.

Have you flown a Singapore Airlines Airbus A350? Comment below.

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Sohail Sawlani
Sohail Sawlani
Aviation Reporter - Sohail is an avid aviation enthusiast and having been a previous Editorial Intern, is now an Aviation Reporter with Travel Radar. With a passion for Commercial Aviation and the machines behind the operations, he regularly contributes to the News & Analysis sections at Travel Radar. Outside of TR, he can be found on the Twitter realm as 'Planeopedia', posting about all things aviation!


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