SIA plane to take part in NDP flypast for the first time

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.
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.PHOTO: SINGAPORE AIRLINES

SINGAPORE - 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.