Singapore Airlines has confirmed that Osaka will
be the first scheduled destination for its new Boeing 787-10
fleet, with services expected to begin in May 2018.
SIA will be the world’s first airline to operate
the 787-10. The airline has 49 Boeing 787-10s on firm order, with the
first aircraft due for delivery from Boeing’s North Charleston,
South Carolina production facility in March 2018.
Prior to the introduction of regular services to
Osaka, the 787-10s will be operated on select Bangkok and Kuala
Lumpur flights for crew training purposes.
SIA will also debut its highly-anticipated new
regional cabin products on its 787-10s, fitted with 337 seats in
two classes, with 36 seats in Business Class and 301 seats in
“We are honoured to be the first to fly the
highly advanced Boeing 787-10. It will be a key element of SIA’s
overall growth strategy, enabling us to expand our network reach
and strengthen our operations,” said Singapore Airlines Senior
Vice President Marketing Planning, Mr Tan Kai Ping. “The
introduction of our new regional cabin products on the 787-10s is
part of our commitment to continuous product innovation and
leadership, to enhance the premium travel experience for our
Measuring 68 metres in length, the 787-10 is the
longest variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner range of aircraft.
In addition to the 49 firm orders for 787-10s,
the airline has a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9s, which are
due for delivery from the 2021/22 financial year.