has launched its new all-Business Class service to New York (Newark).
The newly reconfigured Airbus A340-500 is fitted
with 100 of the airline’s new award-winning Business Class seats. Each leather-upholstered Business Class seat measures 30 inches (76 cm) in width; almost 50% wider than most
other products in this class. The seats are arranged in a 4-abreast, 1-2-1, layout, with every seat
having direct access to the aisle. When it is time to sleep, the new Business Class seat converts into a fully-flat bed.
The conversion of all five of the
airline’s A340-500s to an all-Business Class seating is being carried out in phases. For now, the
all-Business Class A340-500 operates three times weekly, with daily services to New York
scheduled to begin end June. By late September
2008, Singapore Airlines will also fly the all-Business Class service to Los Angeles
Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice-President Marketing and the Regions, Huang Cheng Eng,
said the all-Business Class service is in response to demand from corporate
“Our direct flights to the US have always been well-received. With this newly reconfigured aircraft, we will be increasing our Business Class
capacity, and offering our customers travelling to the US, the opportunity to experience our award-winning new Business Class seat.”
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