Singapore Airlines has announced that they will be replacing their 777-200ER aircraft with their new Airbus A350-900’s later this year. The Singapore Airlines A350 has 253 seats, compared to the 777’s 271 seats. Singapore Airlines will be the first airline to offer a Premium Economy class daily all year round. The first Singapore – Christchurch – Singapore rotation using the A350 will be in January 2019. The A350-900 brings a higher number of premium seats to the route than what is offered now.
The Premium Economy section has 24 seats, in a 2-4-2 seating arrangement. The seats offer a greater width up to 49.5 centimetres including a calf-rest and footrest. They reclining up to 20cm with a 96cm seat pitch. Passengers also get a 33.7 cm touch screen monitor, noise cancelling headphones, and champagne throughout the 10-hour flight.
The business class cabin is configured in a 1-2-1 layout giving every traveller direct aisle access. 71cm wide seat converting into a 198cm fully-flat bed with a cushioned headboard, plus spaces for laptops, and 45cm HD LCD screen and noise cancelling headphones.
Economy class passengers are stacked in a 3-3-3 configuration, 45cms seat with backrest cushion and headrest, plus a smaller touchscreen.
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