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First Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with New Cabin Products Begins Operations

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Tuesday, 5 December 2006

Singapore Airlines’ first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft embarked on its inaugural commercial flight from Singapore to Paris today.

The daily flight, SQ334 departs Singapore at 2350hrs and arrives in Paris at 0625hrs the following day. The return flight, SQ333, departs Paris at 1145hrs and arrives in Singapore at 0720hrs a day later.

Fitted with an entirely new cabin, the new Singapore Airlines 777-300ER aircraft features the world’s widest First and Business Class seats with fully flat beds, more spacious Economy Class seats, as well as a leading edge KrisWorld inflight entertainment system with larger screens and more than 1000 options, including inflight office application software.

“We have been receiving very positive feedback on our new products since they were launched in October and we thank all our customers for their support,” said Mr Huang Cheng Eng, Executive Vice-President Marketing and the Regions, Singapore Airlines.

“Our new 777-300ERs offer a truly premium travel experience. With the aircraft joining our fleet, our customers can indulge in a cabin that promises enhanced personal space, luxury and comfort in all classes; and experience the new industry standard for premium air travel,” added Mr Huang.

Singapore Airlines’ next generation cabin products were unveiled in Singapore in October. The entire project was the result of a four-year development project that cost US$360 million.

Following the Paris service, the 777-300ER will operate on the Singapore – Hong Kong route from 6 December, and on the Singapore – Milan – Barcelona route from 20 December. In 2007, the aircraft will be deployed to other key cities in Europe, Asia and the US such as Zurich, Seoul, San Francisco and Frankfurt.

Singapore Airlines has 19 777-300ER aircraft on firm order. The airline will take delivery of the first 10 aircraft by mid 2007.

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