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Singapore Airlines unveils new A380 design

Singapore Airlines first class suite single

Singapore Airlines has revealed new cabin products due to be fitted to its Airbus A380 fleet starting from next month.

The airline will roll out its new configuration on the first of five new aircraft and says it will also retrofit 14 existing planes. Singapore Airlines comments that it is investing US$850 million (around £650 million) to update its fleet of 19 A380s.

First class cabins will feature six suites fitted with a separate full-flat bed and adjustable, reclining leather chair. Suites can be booked as singles, or two can be converted to form a double bed for couples travelling together (pictured below). Beds can be stowed when not in use to create more space within the private suite, which includes a 32-inch HD monitor, full-sized wardrobe, handbag stowage compartment and amenity boxes. The cabin is served by two lavatories, one of which has a sit-down vanity counter.

Business class seats (pictured below) recline into full-flat beds and feature 18-inch touch-screen monitors and more under-seat stowage than previous designs, which the carrier says can accommodate full-size cabin bags and laptop cases. The A380 will offer 78 business class seats, with the ability to create a double bed in each row by lowering an adjustable divider between the middle two seats.

Meanwhile, the new configuration offers 44 premium economy seats (pictured below) with a pitch of 38 inches that feature a calf rest and foot bar, in-seat power supply, two USB ports and extra storage space for personal items. Singapore Airlines says the 343 economy seats offer more legroom and back support than previous designs, as well as in-seat power supply and a foot rest.

Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines, commented: “The new cabin products are the culmination of four years of work, involving extensive customer research and close partnerships with our designers and suppliers.”

Singapore Airlines has released a video to promote the new first and business class cabin designs.

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