Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow, best known for Iron Man, was in town this week to launch British Airway’s Airbus A380, saying that she “couldn’t resist” visiting our dazzling city state in Southeast Asia.

Paltrow said “Singapore has always been a top destination on my wish list, so when British Airways approached me to help launch their impressive A380 to Singapore I couldn’t resist —I’m a big fan of the local cuisine here, especially the chilli crab.”

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British Airways has spread their wings to Singapore with this week’s debut of the Airbus A380, introducing a direct flight between Changi Airport (Singapore) and Heathrow Airport (London). It features a total of 469 seats over two decks with four cabins. Along with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Airbus A380 aircraft will form the centrepiece of British Airways’ £5bn investment in products and services to benefit customers.

This is the fifth route for British Airways from Singapore, which already flies to Los Angeles, Washington DC, Hong Kong and Johannesburg.


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Flying First Class: Ultimate Indulgence

With increased privacy, BA’s first class suites offer 30% more personal space and 60% more personal stowage. Customers are offered BA’s signature Turndown Service, and the cabin crew will make up customer’s beds using a crisp white mattress, duvet, pillow and nightwear.


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Flying Club World (business class): With Zen

Club World features an alternating or “yin-yang” pattern, where seating is offered in new colours, including seat covers, side panels, back shell and tray table. Seats convert into a 6ft (1.8m) fully flat bed in a Z position for maximum comfort.

This is also the seat that Gwyneth Paltrow is lounging in during her photo shoot at Marina Bay Sands infinity pool, as depicted above. Talk about fancyyy.


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Flying World Traveller and World Traveller Plus (economy & premium economy): In Style

British Airways’ latest seats, introduced on the 777-300 ER aircraft, offer additional padding and a comfortable, adjustable hammock-style headrest providing greater support for relaxation and sleep. The World Traveller Plus features 20% more legroom than World Traveller, with a footrest, increased recline position, hammock headrest and even a cocktail table.


Now, let’s take a spectacular animated tour of British Airway’s latest pride:

British Airways Airbus A380 has set off for Heathrow Airport from Changi Airport for the first time on 29 October at around midnight and will operate three-times weekly.

Disclaimer: Photos and words in this article are by Popspoken unless otherwise stated. We’re not about to get so… Low, ahem.

Photos: British Airways (A380 Press Release)

Special Thanks: Grayling PR & Events