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17 Jan 2018

BY TTG Staff

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Singapore Airlines to roll out new A380 cabins from London

London has been chosen as the next route for Singapore Airlines’ roll-out of the new Airbus A380 cabin product, featuring its new first-class suite and business-class concepts, writes Ayla Soguksu.

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London to get Singapore Airline's new A380 from February: premium passengers will be able to choose a private suite with a double bed and Lalique amenities

Passengers flying from London will be able to try the new cabin product on SQ305, flying to Singapore from February 17 through to the beginning of April, when the new aircraft will start to operate as SQ317, flying from London to Singapore on Mondays, Thursday and Saturdays.

 

SIA’s new cabin products were first unveiled in November and made their debut in December on the Singapore-Sydney service. The Hong Kong route is also to get the new and enhanced A380 product.

 

Five new A380s are equipped with the refreshed style product, while 14 in-service aircraft will be retrofitted.

 

Each aircraft will be fitted with the airline’s new private single and double suites which can be hidden away behind sliding doors, and come with a range of amenities.

 

Designed by French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste, the first suites include seating upholstered in full grain leather by Poltrona Frau that are reclinable to 45° and freely swivel. Each suite also has its own bathroom including a sit-down vanity counter.

 

The double suites will offer a full double bed and all passengers in the suites get a sleeper suit, slippers and amenities from Lalique, which has also designed the cotton duvet. Bone china tableware from Wedgwood will be used for the personalised dining and passengers watch a 32-inch touchscreen TV.

 

The new-style A380s seat up to 471 passengers with six first-class suites, 78 seats in business class, 44 premium economy seats and 343 in economy.

 

The airline is also today celebrating the first anniversary (January 17) of its A350 services from Manchester Airport to Houston and Singapore, which was also the first commercial A350 flight to operate from the airport.

 

As part of a New Year’s sale, flights on the Houston route are available from £350pp and Singapore from £450pp.

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