Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10 is due in March

By David Flynn, February 8 2018

Singapore Airlines will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 in March, with Osaka inked as the first destination and the possibility of an Australian route to follow.

The stretched Dreamliner will also mark the debut of Singapore Airlines' all-new regional business class seat, which is arranged in a staggered 1-2-1 layout, giving direct aisle access to every passenger.

Read more: Here is Singapore Airlines' new 2018 regional business class seat

301 economy class seats – expected to use the same seat as the airline's latest Airbus A380s – will complete the configuration, with the Dreamliner foregoing premium economy.

Singapore Airlines' Boeing 787-10 fleet, and a forthcoming regional tranche of Airbus A350-900 jets fitted with the same business class seat, will be used on medium-range 'regional' routes spanning up to eight hours.

Delivery of this first of 49 Boeing 787-10s is expected to take place in late March, with familiarisation flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur from April 3 before the start of a daily service to Osaka on May 3.

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

mo

mo

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"301 economy class seats – expected to use the same seat as the airline's latest Airbus A380s"

Interested to see how they fit those seats into the dreamliner cabin, I believe the Singapore A380 runs 18.5-19" seats in economy.

elchriss0

elchriss0

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Each row will have one seat located outside of the fuselage. These will be sold as economy "ultra lite" fares as you won't have access to any of the services or amenities available to other Y pax seated inside

Jedinak K

Jedinak K

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Any word on the seating arrangement on Economy? By the looks of things 301 seats would most probably indicate 3-3-3 seating.

MJS1962

MJS1962

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21 Feb 2011

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it will be 3x3x3 the new A380 Y seat is the same seat (slight cosmetic changes) as KLM use in there 777s

elchriss0

elchriss0

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KLM have 3-4-3 in their 777s so the changes from SQ's A380 are more than just "cosmetic". There's a 4-5cm reduction in seat width.

MJS1962

MJS1962

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21 Feb 2011

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If you have flown on SQs new A380 you will note that the seat back is around 17inches wide with a 2.5cm spacer inserted either side of the armrest. I presume on the 787 they will use the same seat and remove the spacer.

elchriss0

elchriss0

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I've just looked at some photos more closely and notice that the seatback is unusually narrow. I can't seen any spacers as such but it makes sense to have removal part to allow the same seat. I didn't realise seats were designed in such a way but I guess that's probably the future of Y design.

Sqgirl

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08 Feb 2018

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The seat back width on the SQ A380 I measured at 48 cm which is wider than you are claiming

elchriss0

elchriss0

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What A380 did you measure? 48cm is the width of the backs of the old seats.

MJS1962

MJS1962

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Seat Maps are published (for those with GDS access)

Business rows 11-20 no row 13

Economy rows 41 - 75 in 3x3x3 format

plad

plad

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16 Jun 2017

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No First class, but its a lot better than the A330-300 currently doing the SIN-KIX route.

eminere

eminere

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The SQ livery sure looks good on the B787.

MelbFlyer

MelbFlyer

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23 May 2013

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This would be perfect for the new SIN-MEL-WEL flight

DomorKrug

DomorKrug

06 Nov 2017

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so this is what is replacing the singapore - Adel a330 in October ? about time this airline looked after cities other then Sydney- Mel, the a330 business class angled seats are a joke

Carrots

Carrots

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October? Bugga! My next trip with SQ is Aug and Sept so still stuck on the A330 :(

DanV

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04 Nov 2017

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Prediction: This would be the aircraft on the SIN-PER/ADL, and perhaps maybe replacing the 4th BNE-SIN frequency that is using the 772 (The other 3 BNE-SIN frequencies are on A350s).

Mixed A350/787-10 operations for PER and BNE.

plad

plad

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Is that confirmed for the ADL-SIN-ADL.? If so wont have to go out through MEL

David

David

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No route has been confirmed yet apart from those listed in the article, Plad. Anything else is, at this point, speculation.

kimshep

kimshep

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I'm more than a bit surprised by the lack of a Premium Economy section - even, if only a small one.

Seeing the total lack of a First Cabin (which I can basically understand), one would think that the Australian market could easily support a W cabin for intermediate regional routes? For 'leisure' travellers in particular, this would seem to be a 'no-brainer' where the allure of marginally better service and space should trump economy Sale fares.

yschen

yschen

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05 Sep 2013

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I have just received change of seat on SQ619 (Kansai to Singapore) yesterday for 30th May 2018. Changing aircraft from A330-200 to 787-10 with 3x3x3 seating.

Arrow29

Arrow29

17 May 2012

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Can't wait for this to come to the PER-SIN route!

ColeT

ColeT

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11 Jun 2017

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damn, going to Osaka in March :( just missed out, hope you guys enjoy it, looks really good

theHKlife

theHKlife

13 Feb 2018

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David,

Delivery of this first of 49 Boeing 787-10s is expected ...
--> Delivery of the? first of 49 Boeing 787-10s is expected ...

DavidBZ

DavidBZ

22 Feb 2018

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Flying J class on SQ619 KIX-SIN in mid May. Had been booked sitting next to my other half on the old A333, but got moved to behind her on the new B787-10. Looking foward to it!

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