Part 1 ~ The Journey Back To Fukuoka Airport
Part 2 ~ The Flight Back Home To Singapore
Airline: Singapore Airlines
Flight No.: SQ 655
From: Fukuoka Airport (Itazuke Air Base) (FUK / RJFF), Fukuoka, Japan
Aircraft: Airbus A330-343X
Registration No.: 9V-STA
Class: Business Class
Seat No.: 15K
Date: Friday, 12 June 2015
After spending approximately 50 minutes worth of using our electronics and having a few light bites and beverages in the Lounge Fukuoka in the International Terminal airside, the clock was finally showing 9.05 a.m.. Knowing that boarding for Singapore Airlines flight SQ 655 bound for Singapore would commence in 25 minutes' time, we immediately packed up our belongings and left the lounge by 9.10 a.m. for Gate No. 55. The entire walk from the Lounge Fukuoka to Gate No. 55 took no more than approximately five minutes.
Soon enough, we finally arrived at the passenger waiting area at Gate No. 55 at 9.15 a.m., which was just 15 minutes before boarding to commence. Looking at the number of waiting passengers in the passenger waiting area at Gate No. 55, Singapore Airlines flight SQ 655 bound for Singapore would have a somewhat light load today. For today, Singapore Airlines flight SQ 655 bound for Singapore would be operated using an Airbus A330-300, registered 9V-STA and powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 772B-60 engines.
9V-STA was delivered new to Singapore Airlines on 20 January 2009 as the very first Airbus A330-300 and the overall first Airbus A330 for the airline. The overall delivery would make the aircraft approximately 6.4 years old today. Between 2006 and 2007, Singapore Airlines placed an order for several Airbus A330-300s for use on regional routes previously served by its older Boeing 777s, starting with Kuala Lumpur and some Australian destinations. The airline has a total of 31 Airbus A330-300s in its fleet, as of 1 June 2015.