Singapore Airlines says it will fit its new first class, business class and economy seats to factory-fresh aircraft including the Airbus 350, but has no firm plans to upgrade existing planes, including its flagship Airbus A380s and extensive Boeing 777 fleet.
The airline’s new seats and its improved KrisWorld inflight entertainment system will debut in September on a new Boeing 777-300ER plying the London-Singapore route.
Seven more of the long-range Boeing jets will join the Singapore Airlines fleet and score the new seats over the next two years, says Singapore Airlines senior vice-president Tan Pee Teck, along with the forthcoming Airbus A350s.
However, Tan told Australian Business Traveller that Singapore Airlines has no firm plans to upgrade its current fleet.
While allowing that there is “the possibilty of retrofits to aircraft already in service”, Tan said “we are reviewing our plans on how and when to introduce (the new seats) to other fleet types”.
Read our report on Singapore Airlines' new first class suites and business class seats, and watch video of all the seats plus interviews with the designers.
Australian Business Traveller is attending the launch of Singapore Airlines' new seats in Singapore as a guest of Singapore Airlines.
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