Singapore Airlines recently announced it will be launching fully flat beds in business class cabins on flights to Brisbane from Singapore starting from October 30, 2016. The airline in a statement said that the fully flat seats would be launched on its Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.
The airline is currently operating flights on Singapore-Brisbane route with the help of an Airbus A330-300 aircraft in a 2-2-2 configuration, which didn’t offer fully flat seats in business class cabin. Singapore Airlines however now wants to upgrade the route by replacing Airbus A330-300 aircraft with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft in 1-2-1 layout in business class equipped with fully flat beds on one of its daily flights.
A spokesperson of Singapore Airlines said that the upgrade will be effective by the end of October this year. The new fully flat beds would be offered on the airline’s daytime SQ245 flight to Brisbane as well as on the return overnight SQ246 flight. The route is served with a total of 24 flights per week. Apart from Flight SQ245 and Flight SQ246, all the flights on the route will however continue to be operated with the help of Airbus A330-300 aircrafts.
Tan Tiow Kor, Singapore Airlines’ Regional Vice President, said, “The airline gives top priority to its customers and promptly responded to their demands for fully flat beds in business class cabins on flights to Brisbane from Singapore. The company is optimistic and pleased to deploy an aircraft that offers this facility. The airline hopes to offer even more options with more aircrafts joining the impressive fleet. The customers in the South West Pacific would stand to greatly benefit with flexible travel options and more choices in store for them.”
The announcement of the launch of fully flat beds on Singapore-Brisbane route follows immediately with new developments in Australasia sector. The airline said that it will be expand its flights services to Jakarta and Sydney, and also provide connectivity to Canberra and Wellington as well.