First SIA next-gen A350 to fly to Amsterdam

Amsterdam will be inaugural destination for A350-900 fleet
Singapore Airlines has revealed that Amsterdam will be the inaugural destination for its new-generation Airbus A350 fleet, with services expected to begin by April 2016. Additional A350 destinations are to be announced in the coming months.
The airline has as many as 63 A350-900s on firm order, the first of which is due for delivery in January. Before the introduction of services to Amsterdam, the aircraft will be operated on select Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur flights on a temporary basis, for crew training purposes.
Singapore Airlines expects to take delivery of 11 of the planes in the aircraft type’s first year of operation. In addition to the 63 firm orders, SIA has purchase options for 20 additional A350s.
“Our investment in the A350s is in line with Singapore Airlines’ longstanding commitment to operate a young and modern fleet,” commented the airline’s senior vice president marketing planning, Lee Wen Fen. “The highly efficient new aircraft will offer us the potential to open new routes, enhancing our network and further strengthening the Singapore hub.”
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