An Airbus A380 landed at Heathrow on Saturday fitted with the new cabin-style first class and a revamped business seat that boasts more storage.
The airline’s SQ305 will offer the new cabins until April 5. From April 7, the new aircraft will operate the SQ317 service. The inbound flight is SQ322.
The new aircraft seats up to 471 customers in four classes; with six in Suites, 78 in Business Class, 44 in Premium Economy Class and 343 in economy. The cabins are found on the first of five factory-new A380s and will later be fitted to 14 A380s already in service.
The new A380s are also being deployed on services to Hong Kong, with additional destinations due to be revealed in the coming months.
Sheldon Hee, Singapore Airlines’ general manager, UK and Ireland said: “It is a great pleasure to celebrate the inaugural flight of Singapore Airlines’ new A380 from London Heathrow. The aircraft comes fitted with all of our fantastic new cabins, including the luxurious first class Suites.
‘Bringing the new A380 and new cabins to London so soon after their launch is all part of our continued commitment to the UK market – it was only fitting to do so nearly 10 years after Singapore Airlines debuted the first A380 aircraft at Heathrow back in 2008.”