Singapore Airlines is the world’s first carrier to operate the Airbus A380, according to the manufacturer. A new cabin is being rolled out across its entire fleet.
“Singapore Airlines set new industry benchmarks for premium full-service travel when we introduced our first A380s in October 2007,” said Marvin Tan, SVP of product and services. “A decade later, we continue to receive highly positive feedback about the travel experience on the aircraft.”
Airbus said the new cabin is a result of four years of development and an $850 million investment made by the airline. The new cabin products were unveiled recently in Singapore with the theme, “Space made personal, experience the difference." The A380s are to be fitted with 471 seats in four classes, featuring six suites, 78 business class seats and 44 premium economy class seats on the upper deck. There are also 343 economy class seats on the main deck.
Airbus said that Singapore Airlines plans to enter the aircraft into service in December with the delivery of the first of five new aircraft. Retrofit work would start late next year on 14 aircraft already in service. That should be completed in 2020.