Singapore Airlines will debut fully-flat business class beds to Brisbane from later this month, replacing the current ‘sloping sleepers’ on selected flights.
From Sunday October 30, the overnight SQ246 service from Brisbane to Singapore swaps from an Airbus A330 to a Boeing 777-200ER which is fitted with the same business class seats as you’d find on SQ’s flagship Airbus A380 aircraft:
Arranged in a 1-2-1 layout to provide direct aisle access to every traveller, the Boeing 777 will also appear on the return flight SQ245 from Singapore to Brisbane.
While that's a daytime service, the spacious 30-inch-wide seats will surely be appreciated as passengers lounge about or remain productive en route.
“Our Brisbane customers have been asking for the option of a full flat bed business class seat and I am pleased we are now in a position to operate an aircraft that provides that choice,” said Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President Tan Tiow Kor.
Tan also hints that further upgrades are on the cards, teasing that “as more new aircraft join our fleet there will be more options to provide greater choice to our customers in the South West Pacific.”
But for now, Singapore Airlines’ other flights between Brisbane and Singapore – including SQ235/236, SQ255/256 and SQ265/266 – will retain the Airbus A330 with angled-flat beds in business class in a 2-2-2 configuration.
Singapore Airlines recently opened a brand new SilverKris business class lounge at Brisbane Airport with a ‘home away from home’ design that also brings about plenty of natural light and tarmac views…
… while the airline has also boosted its flights between Brisbane and Singapore with a fourth-daily flight on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays to provide even more seats and schedule choices for travellers to the Lion City and beyond.
Singapore Airlines will too launch new Sydney-Jakarta-Singapore flights by late November, also using a Boeing 777 with A380-like seating, and recently kicked off its new ‘Capital Express’ route from Singapore to Canberra and then onwards across the Tasman to Wellington.
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