Singapore Airlines (SIA) today welcomed the
entry into service of its new Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft
as it made its inaugural flight from Singapore to Adelaide.
Featuring new regional Business Class and
Economy Class cabin products that were recently launched on SIA’s
Boeing 787-10 fleet, the A350-900 medium haul Business Class cabin
has 40 seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement that ensures direct aisle
access for every customer, while the Economy Class cabin has 263
seats arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration.
The new medium-haul Business Class seats have
been manufactured by Stelia Aerospace. With each seat able to
recline directly into a 76” fully-flat bed, customers can rest in
more comfort, even on the shortest flights. Each seat measures up
to 26” in width with retractable armrests that can be raised and
Other features include ample stowage space for
personal items, a business panel with in-seat power supply and USB
ports, an integrated reading light unit with adjustable lighting
intensity and a personal 17” full high-definition touchscreen
The new Economy Class seats have been designed
and manufactured by RECARO. Each seat has an ergonomically-designed contour
backrest and a six-way
adjustable headrest with foldable wings to provide more neck
Economy Class customers can also enjoy an
enhanced entertainment experience on their personal 11.6” full
high-definition touchscreen monitor.
Other features that have been introduced for
Economy Class customers include storage space for small personal
items, a coat hook, USB port and in-seat power supply.
The A350-900 medium haul aircraft are also
fitted with the latest Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system
– a first in SIA’s fleet. This has been designed with a new user
interface that offers a more intuitive experience and navigation
Customers can receive personalised content
recommendations based on their preferences and viewing history,
while KrisFlyer members can bookmark and resume content, as well
as customise and save preferences and playlists for subsequent
KrisFlyer members and Business Class customers will also
have access to additional in-flight entertainment content choices.
In addition, customers will have access to
high-speed in-flight WiFi service on the new A350-900s, equipped
with Inmarsat GX Aviation’s broadband connectivity system offered
Following Adelaide, the A350-900 medium haul
aircraft will be deployed to Brisbane from 7 January 2019, subject
to regulatory approval.
SIA placed orders for a total of 67 Airbus
A350-900 aircraft, 30 of which are already in the fleet including
seven ultra-long-range variants, 21 long-haul variants, and two