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Singapore Airlines adds Hong Kong and London for A380s featuring new cabin products

written by Gerard Frawley | January 16, 2018

Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 9V-SKU arrives at Sydney (Sydney Airport/Kurt Ams)
Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKU departs Sydney (Sydney Airport/Kurt Ams)

Travellers will be able to fly on Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) new Airbus A380 cabins all the way from Sydney to London Heathrow via Singapore from mid-February.
The Star Alliance member debuted its new A380 seats on the Singapore-Sydney route on December 18 2017, shortly after it took delivery of the first of five new A380s featuring a new-build business class seat, revamped first class cabin with fewer Suites and a dedicated premium economy section at the front of the lower deck.
There will also be four flights a week between Singapore and Hong Kong offering the revamped four-class A380 cabin products, SIA said in a statement on Tuesday.
Singapore Airlines new business on board Airbus A380 9V-SKU. (Jordan Chong)
Singapore Airlines new business class on board Airbus A380 9V-SKU. (Jordan Chong)

Singapore Airlines new first suites on board Airbus A380 9V-SKU. (Jordan Chong)
There are first class suites on board Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A380 configuration, compared with 12 on the older configuration. (Jordan Chong)

Singapore Airlines new economy on board Airbus A380 9V-SKU. (Jordan Chong)
Economy is on the lower deck. (Jordan Chong)

Singapore Airlines new premium economy on board Airbus A380 9V-SKU. (Jordan Chong)
As is premium economy. (Jordan Chong)

The new cabin layout, which was first unveiled in November, will be featured on the five new aircraft being assembled at Airbus’s facilities in Hamburg, Germany and Toulouse, France, as well as retrofitted to 14 other A380s in the SIA fleet.
Under the new configuration, SIA plans to have 471 seats on its A380s, comprising six in suites, 78 in business, 44 in premium economy and 343 in economy. Suites has been moved to the upper deck alongside business class, while premium economy and economy will stretch out across the entire lower deck.
This represents a capacity increase of between seven per cent and 24 per cent from SIA’s two A380 configurations currently flying. The two existing configurations feature either 379 seats (12 suites, 86 business, 36 premium economy and 245 economy) or 441 seats (12 suites, 60 business, 36 premium economy and 333 economy).
SIA was expected to have all five new A380s in the fleet by the middle of 2018. The work to retrofit the 14 A380s was due to commence mid-2018 and be concluded by 2020, SIA has said previously.

Comments (5)

  • Pontius the pilot


    Hope he’s not touching down that far down the runway and with takeoff flap?

    • australianaviation.com.au


      Thanks @Pontius, the caption has been corrected now, well spotted.

  • Lechuga


    Need to add it on the Melbourne route.

  • heheasf


    There are how many suites on the new product compared to 12 on the old one?

    • australianaviation.com.au


      Hi @heheasf,
      As the article states, there are six suites in the new Singapore Airlines A380 configuration.

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