Singapore Airlines has announced it will be investing nearly SGD$95 million (US$78m) to
refit ten Boeing 777-200ER aircraft with new long-haul cabin products to provide customers with additional space and comfort.
The airline says the cabin upgrade programme will provide greater product consistency across its long-haul fleet, with Business Class seats that convert into full-flat beds and larger in-flight entertainment screen sizes for both Business Class and Economy Class.
The first refitted B777-200ER will operate between Singapore and Amsterdam from January 13, 2013. Upgraded B777-200ERs will be deployed to more destinations in Europe and to points in India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand as additional aircraft are refitted.
In Business Class, the leather seat reclines up to 125 degrees and unfolds into a 76-inch full-flat bed. Also featured on the Airline’s Airbus A340-500, A380 and B777-300ER fleets, the forward-facing, four-abreast 1-2-1 configuration offers all customers direct access to the aisle. The airline’s KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system features a 15.4-inch LCD monitor.
In Economy Class, personal LCD monitors will be upgraded to 9 inches from 6.5 inches. Seat covers, designed by Givenchy, will also feature soothing colours as well as richer and softer fabrics, similar to those found on Singapore Airlines’ A380s and B777-300ERs.
After the first deployment on its Amsterdam routes from Jan 13, 2013, the new new layout will be introduced to the airline’s Mumbai route from March 31, 2013. In alphabetical order, Auckland, Capetown-Johannesburg, Christchurch, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Rome and Sydney will be progressively introduced through to the end of the 2013/14 financial year.