Customers travelling between Mumbai and Singapore will experience the eagerly awaited Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A380 cabin products from September 1, 2019. The inaugural flight SQ423 will depart from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai on September 1, 2019 at 2340 hours.
The new cabin products were initially fitted to five new A380s acquired from Airbus, following which retrofit work is progressively being completed on the remaining 14 aircrafts that are already in service. The research, design, development and installation of the new products on 19 Singapore Airlines A380s represents an investment of about US$850 million. Riding on the theme of “Space made personal, experience the difference”, the new cabin offerings provide more space and privacy in all classes, featuring intimate and bespoke elements designed especially for the Singapore Airlines customer.
The new Singapore Airlines A380 will be configured with 471 seats in four classes, featuring six Singapore Airlines Suites and 78 Business Class seats on the upper deck, as well as 44 Premium Economy Class seats and 343 Economy Class seats on the main deck.
With six Suites tucked within the front cabin of the upper deck, customers will experience a sense of exclusivity and intimate privacy aboard the A380. The new Suites were designed by Pierrejean Design Studio and manufactured by Zodiac Seats UK.
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. Measuring 25 inches in width, the Business Class seat, which has two side wings for better 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. The Business Class seat is upholstered by Poltrona Frau as well.
Premium Economy Class comes with a contemporary and stylish design. Each seat 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.
The Economy Class seat, designed and built by RECARO, offers more space and greater comfort through an improved design. Leveraging on advanced technology and ergonomics, seats offer more legroom and back support, with a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings. The Economy Class seat also features a more contemporary fabric seat cover design.
To further enhance the culinary experience, Suites customers will dine with Wedgwood serviceware and Lalique-designed crystal glassware. With every meal complemented by a selection of fine wines and champagnes specially put together by a panel of wine experts, customers will be spoilt for choice.
In the Business Class cabin, customers can look forward to an even more refined service and dining experience with all meals served on Narumi-designed chinaware. Coupled with Singapore Airlines’ world-class service, customers will enjoy a truly delightful experience as they wine and dine on board.
Singapore Airlines was the first airline in the world to operate A380 services in 2007. In 2014, the Airline was also the first to launch A380 services to India. The Airline’s superjumbos serve Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, New Delhi, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo and Zurich.