Singapore Airlines to launch new Boeing 787 business class on March 28

By David Flynn, February 22 2018
Singapore Airlines to launch new Boeing 787 business class on March 28

Singapore Airlines will preview its all-new regional business class seat on March 28, with selected members of the airline's elite PPS Club frequent flyer tier among the first to see them and sit in them.

The Star Alliance member will follow the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner into Singapore that morning with an invitation-only soiree at Changi Airport's private JetQuay VIP terminal from 8pm, followed by a walk-through of the newly-arrived Dreamliner for the chosen high flyers.

The forward-facing seats are said to have a 1-2-1 layout, using a staggered design where each seat dovetails into the ones in front and behind, while each passenger has direct access to the aisle.

That the seats convert into a fully lie-flat bed rather than an angled 'sloping sleeper' will be welcome on overnight flights.

The same seat will also appear in a regional version of the Airbus A350-900 jets, which like the Boeing 787-10's will forego premium economy to fly in a two-class configuration which the airline believes is best suited to short- and medium-range flights of up to eight hours.

Singapore Airlines' initial Boeing 787-10 schedule will see daily flights to Osaka and Perth in May, with the jets eventually taking over most Boeing 777-200 routes.

Australian Business Traveller will travel on the Boeing 787-10's delivery flight from South Carolina to Singapore as a guest of Singapore Airlines, and we'll be sharing more details on this in our Community section.


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.

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13 Jul 2012

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Sounds like their regional seat is going to be better than the long-haul one.

My recent trip in Singapore business (the first and probably the last) left me deeply disappointed.
To be fair, the seat was awesome for sitting/reclining.
However, it was an extremely uncomfortable as a bed - overly firm, with the position of the footwell and the seatbelt effectively locking me to a single position either on my right or left side (depending on the seat).
Hopefully they will change their long-haul seats soon as well...

30 Aug 2013

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That has got to be the smallest fully flat J seat I've ever seen - surely they use tiny models and she still looks bigger than the seat!


10 Dec 2015

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"That has got to be the smallest fully flat J seat I've ever seen"
It appears so because U are not counting other parts of the total seat area out of sight/more obscure such as the footwell(i.e. base of the side table for the pax in front of U) and the aisle access space/gap space nex to the window the pax is not actually using when seated - this is the price to pay for horizontal flat bed+direct aisle access design.

Even if this design is the smallest fully flat J seat(in terms of seating surface area in contact with pax) we've ever seen, it's still the only 1 today with horizontal flat bed+direct aisle access designed/planned EXCLUSIVELY for routes shorter than 8hrs(i.e. SQ's regional definition including hops as short as 1hr such as KUL-SIN).

06 Nov 2017

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and still Adelaide has the 330's, guess until the change it is flying into Melb or Syd

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