Singapore Airlines unveiled its new cabin products which will be fitted to its Airbus A380 fleet starting from next month, following an extensive four-year programme. The research, design, development and installation of the new products on 19 Singapore Airlines A380s represents an investment of about USD850 million.
The new cabin products will debut on Singapore-Sydney service on 18-Dec-2017, on the first of five new A380 aircraft entering the fleet.
The new aircraft will be configured with 471 seats in four classes, featuring six Singapore Airlines Suites, 78 Business Class seats on the upper deck, 44 Premium Economy Class seats and 343 Economy Class seats on the main deck.
Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong said: “The significant investment that we are making with the introduction of new cabin products demonstrates our commitment to continued investment in products and services, our long-term approach to ensure we retain our leadership position, and our confidence in the future of premium full-service air travel.”
“The new cabin products are the culmination of four years of work, involving extensive customer research and close partnerships with our designers and suppliers. We are confident that the results will genuinely ‘wow’ our customers, and ensure that we continue to provide them an unparalleled travel experience.”
Each Suite is furnished with a separate full-flat bed with adjustable recline and plush leather chair, enabling customers to lounge comfortably in the chair or rest in bed without the need to convert the bed from a sitting position.
For couples travelling together, the beds in the first two Suites of each aisle can be converted to form a double bed. When not in use, the bed can be stowed completely, creating even more personal space within each Suite.
Measuring 25 inches in width, the Business Class seat, which has two side wings for back support, reclines directly into a comfortable full-flat bed (78 inches). Customers may also stretch out fully in a ‘sun-deck’ position to watch movies on the 18-inch high definition touch-screen monitor.
A unique feature of the new Business Class seat is that it has a carbon fibre composite shell structure, as compared to conventional aircraft seats which use metal as the primary support structure.
Seats in the Business Class cabin are arranged in a forward-facing, four-abreast (1-2-1) configuration that offers all customers direct access to the aisle.
Premium Economy Class
Each seat in the Premium Economy Class is 19.5 inches wide, with eight-inch recline and seat pitch of 38 inches. Customers will be treated to an enhanced in-flight entertainment experience with the provision of active noise-cancelling headphones and a sleek 13.3-inch full HD monitor.
Find out more at Singapore Airlines dedicated website, Explore the new A380.