Singapore Airlines Revamps A380

Aaron Brown
November 4, 2017

Travellers may not be limited to experiencing some of the new products on just the A380 in the future, however.

Taking luxury on planes to the next level, Singapore Airlines is adding Suites - complete with full beds and bathrooms - to its A380 fleet.

On Thursday, the Asian carrier pulled back the curtain on the $850 million revamp of their A380s, the double-decker aircraft which boasts the title of the world's largest passenger airliner. Many carriers like Delta and United are designing their premium cabins for frequent business travelers, with some global airlines offering spacious first class suites. Inside, there will be reclinable leather seats upholstered by Poltrona Frau and stowable beds along with sleeper suites and slippers. It goes without saying that you are entitled to your own stylish lavatory as well, which comprises of a sit-down vanity counter to get your face on. It also reclines into a 67-inch flatbed (no massive change here).

Some other carriers are yet to install first class on aircraft that have been made recently with the increased interest for business class. So the two centre seats are ideal for couples or families travelling together.

Singapore Airlines, which earlier had the lowest A380 seat count in the industry, will now have the highest seat count following the revamp.

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The business class seats feature a carbon fibre composite shell structure, as against the conventional aircraft seats which use metal as the primary support structure. Each seat is 19.5 inches wide, with eight-inch recline and seat pitch of 38 inches. This is the closest to a private jet you're going to get. There is also an under-seat stowage for cabin and laptop bags, which were not present before. And even those in Economy will be treated to a six-way adjustable headrest and an ergonomically designed footrest. The Economy Class seat also features a more contemporary fabric seat cover design.

In economy class, passengers can expect more legroom space and greater comfort through an improved design, leveraging on advanced technology and ergonomic design. The headrest also comes with foldable wings and can be adjusted in six different ways.

An 11.1-inch touch-screen monitor eliminates the need for handsets and offers more convenience to customers who wish to catch the latest movies on KrisWorld, Singapore Airlines' award-winning in-flight entertainment system.

The Singaporean Airlines along with Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd are both struggling against bringing up global competition to their rivals in China and the Middle East without necessarily involving domestic flights strengthen their gains.

Sydney was selected for it saw the debut of the airlines' original Airbus A380, which was also the world's first commercial superjumbo flight, in October 2007.

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