Singapore Airlines recently announced it will be installing new generation of business class on its new long-range Airbus A350 aircraft. The airline is also planning a first class cabin as well on the aircraft.
A spokesperson of Singapore Airlines said that the airline will launch its nonstop flights to Los Angeles from Singapore in 2018. Apart from the new Los Angeles-Singapore route, the airline will also be launching nonstop flights between Singapore and New York as well.
The flights on both New York-Singapore and Los Angeles-Singapore routes will be operated with the help of an Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft, which is a long-legged variant of the Airbus A359-900 aircraft. According to the airline, the Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft has a capacity of around 170 seats when compared to 250 seats in the standard Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The customers travelling on the long-haul non-stop first class or business class flights would be able to enjoy maximum comfort.
Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, while talking to mediapersons said that the layout of the new long-range Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft would be offering to the customers more than just business class in comparison to what was being earlier offered by the airline’s ‘all business class’ model of previous nonstop Airbus A340 flights.
Phong said that new cabin products will be fitted on the Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft, which is presently being developed and expected to be delivered in 2018.
Singapore Airlines is also currently working on new business class seats and first class suites for its next Airbus A380 superjumbo aircrafts scheduled to be delivered from 2017.