British Airways And Gwyneth Paltrow Make A Splash In Singapore

29 October 2014

How does Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow celebrate the arrival of British Airways’ new A380? She does it suspended on top-of-the-world, at Singapore's equally legendary Marina Bay Sands‘ Infinity Pool of course.

Today British Airways launched their latest A380 destination - a thrice weekly service between Singapore and London Heathrow.  A jumbo sized celebration will be kicking off tonight at the hotel’s glamorous roof-top pool. The star-studded affair will be the official launch for the much anticipated service between the two World Cities.

"The location for the shoot was stunning and I'm glad to finally have a photo of myself in the famous infinity pool." said Gwyneth. "Singapore has always been a top destination on my wish list, so when British Airways approached me to help launch their impressive A380 I couldn't resist - it was a great opportunity, both fun and truly unique."

Gwyneth Paltrow and British Airways make a splash at Marina Bay Sands Gwyneth Paltrow and British Airways make a splash at Marina Bay Sands

The Hollywood star dazzled onlookers at Marina Bay Sands as she posed in a comfy British Airways Club World seat, suspended from the famous infinity pool a staggering 650 feet above street level. Draped in a floor length teal dress by British designer Safiyaa, with 'sky-heels' by Jimmy Choo, the actress provided the perfect blend of Hollywood glamour and British flair.

For Australians, the A380 service will be available on Heathrow flight BA12 from Singapore. The outbound A380 London flights will depart Singapore each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with return flights departing Heathrow each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

British Airways recently took top honours at the 2014 Business Traveller Awards. The airline won the coveted first place awards for ‘Best Airline,’ ‘Best short-Haul Airline’ and ‘Best Frequent Flyer Programme.’ British Airways was recognised for its economy class offerings too, ranking second in the ‘Best Economy Class category.’

Some fun facts...

What weighs the same as 165 elephants and can carry over 3,000 suitcases in its belly? For more fun facts on the impressive A380 aircraft, check out our infographic here.

Jason Dutton-Smith

I’m a passionate traveller and a first class nomad wannabe. I have a love for the written word and enjoy sharing stories that inspire travel. I like ordinary but love extraordinary. I’ll dance and sing karaoke to anything 80’s, will drink hot tea even if 40 degrees, love food and have a wicked sweet tooth. Architecture excites me, the window seat thrills me and anything aviation enamours me. I’m a perpetual dreamer who lives by Saint Augustine’s wise words – “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”. My intention is to read War and Peace!