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Singapore Airlines paints A380s with national flag to mark SG50, launches free flights promo

Singapore Airlines has repainted two of its flagship A380 aircraft with Singapore’s national flag to mark the city-state’s 50th birthday.

Singapore Airlines aircraft

The flag will feature on the planes through until the end of the year, for the Hong Kong, Mumbai, London, New Delhi, Shanghai, Sydney and Zurich routes.

“Singapore Airlines’ success is closely tied to the success of Singapore,” said the airline’s CEO Goh Choon Phong. “What better way to celebrate SG50 that by proudly flying the national flag around the world on the world’s largest aircraft?”

The airline is also launching a series of promotions to mark SG50. From 20 May to 10 July, overseas Singaporeans and visitors travelling to Singapore will get a 50 per cent discount for online redemptions with its KrisFlyer loyalty programme.

Also, Singapore Airlines and sister carrier SilkAir will be giving away 50 flight tickets from 18 May to 31 July for customers who book within that period stand to win an economy class ticket to anywhere on their flight route in Southeast Asia. To participate in the competition, customers should click here.

The news emerges just five days after a Singapore Airlines A330 lost power in both engines on a flight from Singapore to Shanghai, which led to the plane falling 13,000 feet before power was restored.

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