SIA invests US$350 million to equip Boeing 787-10 fleet with new products

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be investing US$350 million to equip its new Boeing 787-10 fleet with the next generation of regional cabin products.

The new cabin products feature fully-flat beds and direct aisle access for all Business Class customers.

There would also be ergonomically-designed contour backrests with six-way adjustable headrests in Economy Class, and personalised in-flight entertainment (IFE) experience for all customers through myKrisWorld.

The new 787-10s are configured with 337 seats in two classes, featuring 36 Business Class seats and 301 Economy Class seats, SIA said in a press release on Mar 28, 2018. 

Photo courtesy: SIA
Photo courtesy: SIA

“The introduction of the new cabin products on our Boeing 787-10 fleet reinforces our unwavering commitment to product leadership, one of the key pillars of our brand promise,” said SIA Chief Executive Officer Goh Choon Phong.

“The new products were the result of a series of consultations with customers, and from working closely with our seat designers and manufacturers. We are confident that the new regional cabin products, with full-flat beds in Business Class and the many new features in Economy Class, will offer our customers a more comfortable in-flight experience even on the shortest flights,” he added. 

Water cannon salute. Photo courtesy: SIA
Water cannon salute. Photo courtesy: SIA

SIA is the first and largest customer for the 787-10, with firm orders for 49 of the type. The Airline also has a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9s, which are due for delivery from the 2021/22 financial year.

Osaka and Perth will be the first scheduled destinations to be served by the new 787-10s, from May 2018.

Prior to the launch of these regular services, the aircraft will be operated on selected flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur for crew training purposes.

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