Finnair flight AY131 from Helsinki landed at Singapore Changi Airport at 6.52 pm today with a special guest onboard. Santa Claus disembarked the aircraft and met with members of the public, stopping to take selfies together before clearing immigration.
AY131 was operated with the completely refitted Airbus A350-900 aircraft with aircraft registration OH-LWF. The aircraft is fitted with the renewed Business Class with the spacious Collins Aerospace’s AirLounge seats, Economy and Premium Economy seats.
Finnair has been the Official Airline of Santa Claus since 1983 through a collaboration with the Santa Claus Foundation. The oneworld alliance member regularly flies to Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland. It is also the official hometown of Santa Claus, where guests can visit the Santa Claus Village all year round to see Father Christmas and soak in the festive atmosphere. Admire the village’s wooden buildings. Send Christmas cards to loved ones and explore atmospheric restaurants, cafes and gift shops alongside other attractions.
Santa Claus is in Singapore as part of his second stop in the Santa’s Asian Tour. Santa would love to meet everyone at Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and Jewel Changi Airport from 9 to 10 December 2022. Santa’s meet-and-greet schedule are as follows:
- 9 December, 4.05 pm to 4.40 pm at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Level 1, Grand Colonnade above Sampan Rides.
- 9 December, 5.15 pm to 6 pm at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Level B2, Sampan Rides, where Santa will take a ride in a Sampan.
- 9 December, 6.45 pm to 7.15 pm at Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Tower 3, Level 56 SkyPark Observation Deck.
- 10 December, 10 am to 1 pm at Gardens by The Bay – Baobab Garden at the Flower Dome
- 10 December, 4 pm to 5 pm and 5.30 pm to 7 pm at Jewel Changi Airport – Shiseido Forest Valley level 1 followed by Jewel’s Basement 1 outside Uniqlo
Prior to coming to Singapore, Santa was in Tokyo from 2 to 6 December. Santa will also be heading to Mumbai from 15 to 18 December 2022. Looks like Santa has been busy travelling to bring joy and festivities to improve the well-being of the children of the world while maintaining the global image of Finland as the true Christmas country and homeland of Santa Claus.