SIA lines up new A380s for London

Singapore Airlines’ latest Airbus A380 aircraft, featuring new seat and cabin designs, will be deployed on London services next month.

Unveiled in November and first deployed on services between Singapore and Sydney, the new aircraft feature six first class suites with separate flatbeds and leather chairs.

New 25-inch-wide business class seats (pictured) convert to 78-inch flatbed seats and are in a forward-facing 1-2-1 configuration.

Dividing panels between the two central seats can be lowered to form double beds and each seat comes with an 18-inch HD screen, USB ports and enlarged dining tables.

From February 17 to April 5, the new aircraft will operate SQ305 (London-Singapore) and, from April 7, the new A380s are scheduled to operate SQ317 (London-Singapore) on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The new cabins are initially being fitted to five new A380s, while the airline’s 14 ‘super jumbos’ already in service will be retrofitted with the product thereafter.

In total, the aircraft can carry up to 471 passengers, with six first class suites, 78 business class seats, 44 in premium economy and 343 in economy.