Singapore Airlines is celebrating the 50th birthday of the nation by having two Airbus A380s in a special livery, featuring a large Singapore flag-themed design on the fuselage. The special livery is one of many initiatives by Singapore Airlines to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday. Singapore Airlines has launched special promotions to encourage both overseas Singaporeans and visitors to travel to Singapore for the SG50 celebrations.
The first aircraft with the commemorative livery will take to the skies in early June and the second in July. The A380s will be in the livery until the end of 2015, with the aircraft serving Beijing, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Sydney and Zurich routes.
The A380 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. On the two inboard engines is the official SG50 logo.
Singapore Airlines is also organising an art competition, in conjunction with an Open House of the Airline’s training facilities on 25 July 2015. The theme of the competition is “Celebrating SG50 with SIA: Growing with the Nation”. Secondary and tertiary students, up to age 30, can submit digital copies of artwork, accompanied by a description of not more than 100 words, via www.SIAopenhouse.com, up to 30 June 2015.
For customers, from 20 May to 10 July, a 50% discount will be offered for online KrisFlyer redemptions to select destinations, for travel within the same period.
Additionally, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will be giving away 50 flight tickets. From 18 May to 31 July 2015, customers who book Singapore Airlines or SilkAir flights and travel within the same period will stand a chance to win an Economy Class ticket to any Southeast Asian destination in our network. To participate in the draw, customers can visit SQMIsg50draw.com
On board, passengers can enjoy a specially curated selection of Singapore movies, TV programmes, and music on our award-winning inflight entertainment system, KrisWorld, throughout the year. Special menus are also being developed to feature Singapore’s unique cuisine, while SG50-themed amenity kits will be launched for the Airline’s new Premium Economy Class, which enters service on the nation’s birthday, 9 August.
Activities to celebrate Singapore’s 50th birthday began last year, and included the SIA Charity Run and Charity Gala Dinner, which raised some $2.5 million for Community Chest.