Hot on the heels of Etihads’s impressive in-flight upgrade announcement on Sunday, Singapore Airlines today announced it too will be upgrading 19 of its Boeing 777-300ERs. The upgrade programme will see the same product fitted to the aircraft that was introduced in September 2013 when 8 new 777-300ERs were introduced to the fleet. Installation work is expected to begin early in 2015, with all aircraft completed by September 2016.
Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah stated “Feedback about our next generation cabin products has been extremely positive and our customers have been asking for them to be fitted on more aircraft. We have listened.”
The new First Class seat offers enhanced comfort, featuring a fixed-back shell design with curved side panels for added privacy. The seat also features an ergonomically sculpted cushion and adjustable headrest, with customised in-seat lighting. At 35 inches in width and with an increased bed length of 82 inches, it is one of the most spacious First Class products in the sky.
The new Business Class seat offers greater recline at 132 degrees, with an improved ergonomic seat cushion. Two new seating positions have been introduced – ‘Lazy Z’ and ‘Sundeck’ – providing even more options for passengers. When converted, it becomes the industry’s widest full-flat bed, at 78 inches in length, with a padded headboard cushion for enhanced comfort. More stowage space has also been added, with an amenity stowage area on the side console and laptop stowage area.
The new Economy Class seat also provides additional comfort, with increased personal space and legroom. Seats feature new backrest cushions with side bolsters for better support. An ergonomically sculpted headrest cushion provides an increased range of height adjustments and improved neck support.
In other news, the airline also announced it will be soon launching a premium economy cabin.
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