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IN PICTURES: Singapore Airline Unveils A Spectacular New First Class Suite and A Double Bed in Business

IN PICTURES: Singapore Airline Unveils A Spectacular New First Class Suite and A Double Bed in Business

IN PICTURES: Singapore Airline Unveils A Spectacular New First Class Suite and A Double Bed in Business

Singapore Airlines has been trailing the launch of its new First Class Suite for its Airbus A380 aircraft for some time – and despite the widespread speculation and controversial last-minute leaks, the launch still managed to exceed expectations.

At a glamorous ceremony held at the airline’s HQ in Singapore, Goh Choon Phong, the carrier’s chief executive said the new First Class Suite as well as revolutionary Business Class seat, updated Premium Economy and Economy products were the culmination of four years of work and customer feedback.

Phong said he was “confident” the product would help Singapore Airline retain its “leadership position” in global air travel.

“We are confident that the results will genuinely ‘wow’ our customers, and ensure that we continue to provide them with an unparalleled travel experience.”

The product will debut on the first of five new Airbus A380’s the airline has on order with the European aircraft manufacturer. Singapore Airlines had previously revealed the first flight to feature the new-look cabins will be the SQ221 from Singapore to Syndey, departing on 18th December.

The remaining 14 A380’s in the Singapore Airlines fleet will be retrofitted throughout 2018 – once complete, the new product will be available on flights to Auckland, Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Mumbai, New Delhi, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney, and Zurich.

The First Class Suites

There will be just 6 private First Class suites on the upper deck of Singapore's A380's. The seat is pholstered by world-renowned Poltrona Frau in fine leather, and is fully adjustable using an electronic control side panel.
There will be just 6 private First Class suites on the upper deck of Singapore’s A380’s. The seat is upholstered by world-renowned Poltrona Frau in fine leather and is fully adjustable using an electronic control side panel.
The beds in the first two suites on each aisle can be converted to form a double bed. Each suite features a 32" television.
The beds in the first two suites on each aisle can be converted to form a double bed. Each suite features a 32″ television.
Bedding will be supplied by French luxury brand, Lalique with passengers able to enjoy sleeper suit, slippers, eyeshades and socks.
Bedding will be supplied by French luxury brand, Lalique with passengers able to enjoy sleeper suit, slippers, eyeshades and socks.
Each suite will also feature a full-sized wardrobe, handbag stowa and an amenity box lined with soft leather.
Each suite will also feature a full-sized wardrobe, handbag stowage and an amenity box lined with soft leather.
A special citrus-scented facial mist, body lotion and fragrance have been designed by Lalique for use in the First Class suite lavatories.
A special citrus-scented facial mist, body lotion and fragrance have been designed by Lalique for use in the First Class suite lavatories.
There will be two luxe lavortries available to First Class Suites passengers at the front of the A380.
There will be two luxe lavatories available to First Class Suites passengers at the front of the A380.

Business Class

Each Business Class seat is a generous 25 inches wide and converts into a 78 inch fully flat bed. The seats will be in a 1-2-1 configuration allowing all aisle access.
Each Business Class seat is a generous 25 inches wide and converts into a 78 inch fully flat bed. The seats will be in a 1-2-1 configuration allowing all aisle access.
The large back shell, made from a lightweight composite material is said to create a "cacoon-like feel".
The large back shell, made from a lightweight composite material is said to create a “cocoon-like feel”.
The centre divider on the two middle seats can be lowered to create a double bed.
The centre divider on the two middle seats can be lowered to create a double bed.

Premium Economy

Singapore's Premium Economy seats are 19.5" wide and offer 38" of recline.
Singapore’s Premium Economy seats are 19.5″ wide and offer 38″ of recline.
Setting the seat apart from other Premium Economy products is the fact that every seat comes with a calf and foot support.
Setting the seat apart from other Premium Economy products is the fact that every seat comes with a calf and foot support.

Economy

The new economy seats will feature a patented "non-intrusive" reading light. It also features a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings.
The new economy seats will feature a patented “non-intrusive” reading light. It also features a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings.
With a new 11.1-inch touch-screen monitor, Singapore has decided to do away with a separate controller.
With a new 11.1-inch touch-screen monitor, Singapore has decided to do away with a separate controller.
The Recaro seats are said to offer more legroom and back support.
The Recaro seats are said to offer more legroom and back support.

Singapore Airways is also in the process of installing high-speed wifi across its A380 fleet.  The aircraft will be fitted with the Inmarsat GX Aviation’s broadband system and there’s even talk that Singapore might start offering free wifi in the near future.

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