Singapore Airlines the first Airline in the world received their first Airbus A380 flight. A380 is the first commercial flight of the new double-decker jumbo jet. Singapore Airlines have planned to operate the A380 flight from Singapore to Sydney and return in 25 and 26 of October.
First time in the ebay history Singapore Airlines bidded their seats in ebay. The total amount collected is donated to the charity. The donation details are as follows:
- One third to Singapore’s Community Chest
- One third between the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, both in Sydney
- One third to Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS HAPPEND DURING THE BID
Singapore Airlines achieved a record for the sale of suites package on the Singapore-Sydney flight. The final bid for this package is US$100,380 (S$153,000). For Single Economy seat from Sydney to Singapore is sold for US$560 (S$853).
One Singaporean purchased three Singapore Airlines Suites, two Business Class seats and an Economy Class seat on the Singapore-Sydney sector, paying US$56,000 (S$85,280) for the six seats.
Australians made up the largest nationality of successful bidders (15%), followed by Singaporeans (11%), Britons (6%), Americans (4%) and Germans (3%). The other 60% come from all over the world.
Successful bidders ranged in age, from a San Francisco man who will turn 22 on the day of the flight, to a 76 year old from Vancouver, Canada.
The auction was one of the largest charity auctions, and among the most complex, ever held on eBay, and the largest it has operated across the Asia-Pacific. Some 366 auction items have been listed over the last 2 weeks, including seats in all three classes, in singles, pairs and blocks.
The eBay pages hosting details of the Singapore Airlines A380 First Flight Charity Auction recorded over 26 million hits during the auction, with Australia, Germany, the US then Canada making up the most visitors to the sites. Data suggests internet users from over 160 countries visited the auction pages at some point during the auction.
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