Singapore Airlines has completed a renewal of its Australian network which now sees every flight boasting lie-flat business class, with modern Airbus A350 and Boeing 787-10 jets phasing out older jets which offered angled 'sloping sleeper' seats. And with 137 flights each week across six cities, that's no mean feat.
The Star Alliance member completed its multi-year fleet refresh this week with the upgrading of the Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington route to an Airbus A350.
“We have been flying to Australia and the wider South West Pacific region for more than 50 years and over that time we have invested heavily to ensure our customers are provided with more flights, better products and greater options,” observed Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President Philip Goh.
“This level of product consistency across the region is something we are very proud to deliver and reinforces our longstanding commitment to the Australian and New Zealand markets.”
Singapore Airlines' rapid adoption of the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787-10 has seen one of these new jets roll into the hangar on average every 13 days this year.
2020 will also see lie-flat beds introduced on the relatively shorter flights of regional sibling SilkAir, as part of its integration into the Singapore Airlines brand, so as to provide 100% consistency in business class regardless of where the passenger is headed.
SilkAir's Boeing 737s will move from conventional recliners to Thompson Aero's popular Vantage design, with staggered rows of forward-facing seats, some of which not only have direct aisle access but also sport a 'throne' design which gives solo flyers more privacy as well as more room to spread out and get down to work.