Singapore Airlines ‘ground up’ A380 cabin products unveiled in November
Singapore Airlines confirms:
‘I can confirm that Singapore Airlines intends to unveil a new range of ground up cabin products for our Airbus A380 fleet in November.’
Confirmation came via email by the Sydney office of Singapore Airlines today.
Australian Business Traveller (AusBT) reported last week that:
The Star Alliance member will unveil the new products at an international media launch event held in Singapore.
Also tipped for the grand reveal are new designs for premium economy and economy class, resulting in a tip-to-tail refresh for the decade-old design of the A380s.
The new seats are expected to be retrofitted to most of Singapore Airlines’ existing A380 fleet.
So it looks like it’s on for 2 November as AusBT reports. SA is probably flying them over for the announcement . . . one day.
What will be announced?
The speculation is that the unveiling will include new First and Business cabins and that the initial route will be Singapore to Sydney – echoing the launch destination for the first Singapore Airlines A380.
From seating plans already leaked, it looks like the cabin will be reduced to 6 ‘suites’, and relocated to the upper deck. Naturally, the rumour is that they will be going for something more along the lines of the Etihad First Suites – even down to the possibility of their First Apartment. People have even been counting windows and placement
The number of suites will probably be decided on strictly economic grounds. Mind you that might be a stretch. From my recent experience of Singapore’s First class on the A380, the London to Singapore leg, was only half full, while the Singapore to Sydney leg was choc-a-block.
We shall see. Watch out for our review of the current First Suite on Singapore, coming up in the next few weeks.
And when will these new products be up in the air on the A380? Well, maybe not until March 2018. I should be able to get my review out before then.