Singapore Airlines Revamps A380


The carrier's newest launch signals an intent to reposition itself as a leader in luxury air travel, now dominated by wealthy carriers in the Middle East. Etihad famously offers a three-room apartment suite called "The Residence", while Qatar Airways became the first airline to launch a double bed for Business Class. Emirates also invested millions into upgrading their in-flight bar and lounge aboard their A380. The new Singapore Air suites will have a separate bed, without the need for conversion from a sitting position, alongside the adjustable leather seat.

The new suites were designed by Pierrejean Design Studio, while the business class cabin was conceived by JPA Design of the U.K. Beds in the first two suites can be converted to a double bed for couples traveling together. When not in use, the bed can be stowed completely, creating even more space within each Suite. First-class suite passengers will share not one, but two bathrooms, one of which features a sit-down vanity.

The new cabin products will enter service next month on the first of five new A380 aircraft entering the fleet.

Four more factory-fresh A380s will appear from early 2018 and 14 more superjumbos in its fleet will be given a tip-to-tail upgrade, including the new seats, starting from late 2018 to 2020.

The design, development and installation of the new interior on the 19 A380s will cost the airline roughly US$850 million.

That ban must have worked as the airline has now introduced double seats that can be lowered to become double beds in business class in its new A380 aircraft.

Some carriers that include Qantas Airways and United Airlines haven't installed first class on their new crafts, which gave rise to a high demand for the business class that often has fully flat-beds now.

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Meanwhile seats in all classes also have been outfitted with a near-field communicator (NFC) device.

Seats in the Business Class cabin are arranged in a forward-facing, four-abreast (1-2-1) configuration that offers all customers direct access to the aisle.

Premium economy dining looks pretty impressive as well. Each A380 will come with six suites that will have many features.

The Singaporean Airlines along with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd are both struggling against bringing up worldwide competition to their rivals in China and the Middle East without necessarily involving domestic flights strengthen their gains.

The Premium Economy Class seat was manufactured by ZIM Flugsitz GmbH and customised by design firm JPA Design. Leveraging on advanced technology and ergonomics, seats offer more legroom and back support, with a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings.

You can also keep yourself occupied with the 11.1-inch touch-screen and the KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system.