Osaka, Japan first route for Singapore Airlines’ First Boeing 787-10

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(From Singapore Airlines)

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that Osaka will be the first scheduled destination for its new Boeing 787-10 fleet, with services expected to begin in May 2018.

SIA will be the world’s first airline to operate the 787-10. SIA has 49 Boeing 787-10s on firm order, with the first aircraft due for delivery from Boeing’s North Charleston, South Carolina production facility in March 2018.

Prior to the introduction of regular services to Osaka, the 787-10s will be operated on selected Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur flights for crew training purposes.

SIA will also debut its highly-anticipated new regional cabin products on its 787-10s, fitted with 337 seats in two classes, with 36 seats in Business Class and 301 seats in Economy Class. More details will be revealed at a later date. (Full Story Here)

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SIA bares sew service to Australia, New Zealand

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(By Singapore Airlines)

Singapore Airlines (SIA) announced that it will introduce a new service that will connect Singapore and Melbourne to New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington.

The new service will be introduced as part of a restructuring of existing Singapore-Canberra-Wellington flights, which will see the Canberra-Wellington flights de-linked and Canberra served on a daily basis, up from the existing four times per week.

The new Singapore-Melbourne-Wellington service will be operated four times per week as SQ247 starting 3 May 2018. Return services will be operated as SQ248 on a Wellington-Melbourne-Singapore routing.

Flights will be operated with 266-seat Boeing 777-200s fitted with 38 Business Class seats and 228 Economy Class seats.

Also on 1 May 2018, SIA will launch a new daily service to Australia’s capital city, Canberra, via Sydney. Flights will be operated as SQ288 on a Singapore-Sydney-Canberra routing.

Return services will be operated as SQ288 on a Canberra-Singapore routing.

The Airline will operate services to Canberra via Sydney using its 264-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with four First Class seats, 48 Business Class seats, 28 Premium Economy Class seats and 184 Economy Class seats.

SIA first launched services from Singapore to Canberra and Wellington in September 2016.

It also became the first airline to operate regularly scheduled international flights to and from Australia’s capital city. (Full Story Here)

Singapore Airlines’ A380s has wide range of in-flight offerings

(By Singapore Airlines)

SINGAPORE — Customers traveling on Singapore Airlines’ latest Airbus A380 aircraft, featuring the Airline’s newly launched cabin products, can look forward to a wide range of in-flight offerings including soft furnishings, amenities, an exquisite dining experience and highly advanced in-flight entertainment system.

The Finer Touches

Created for a distinguished few, each of Singapore Airlines’ Suites will feature a plush mattress bedding, two pillows and a fluffy cotton duvet, complete with embroidery crafted by the French luxury brand, Lalique.

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Complemented with a stylish sleeper suit, slippers, eyeshades and socks, customers can lounge in comfort before drifting into peaceful sleep in their private cabin in the sky.

The relaxed and contemporary setting in Business Class is enhanced by a stylish combination of padded bed sheets, blankets as well as a larger pillow.

These soft furnishings provide a relaxed atmosphere on board, bringing greater comfort for customers as they work or unwind during the flight. (Full Story Here)

SA’s new cabin products debut on Sydney route

(By Singapore Airlines)

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines’ eagerly awaited new cabin products, which will be revealed at global launch events in Singapore over 2-4 November, will debut on the Singapore-Sydney route in December.

The introduction of the new cabin products – in Suites, Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class – follows four years of development involving extensive customer feedback.

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They will initially be fitted on five new A380s that the Airline has on firm order with Airbus.

The first of the A380s with the new products will operate daily from 18 December as flight SQ221, departing Singapore at 2040hrs and arriving into Sydney at 0740hrs the following day. – (Full Story Here)

Singapore Airlines, Boeing sign $13.8B aircraft deal

(By Singapore Airlines)

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines (SIA) has formally signed a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, for additional growth and fleet modernization through the next decade.

The signing took place on October 23 at the White House in Washington DC, at a ceremony witnessed by US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong. It represents the finalization of an agreement that was announced in February 2017 as a letter of intent.

Signing the agreement for SIA was CEO Goh Choon Phong, with Chairman Peter Seah. Signing for Boeing was Kevin McAllister, President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, with Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific & India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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The purchase agreement comprises 39 firm orders, as well as six options for each aircraft type – which if exercised will enlarge the deal to as many as 51 aircraft. The firm orders are valued at US$13.8 billion, based on Boeing’s published list prices.

“SIA has been a Boeing customer for many decades and we are pleased to have finalised this major order for widebody aircraft, which will enable us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet,” said SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong.

“These new aircraft will also provide the SIA Group with new growth opportunities, allowing us to expand our network and offer even more travel options for our customers.”

The 777-9s are intended primarily for long-haul routes and are due for delivery from the 2021/22 financial year. The 787-10s are to be operated on medium-range routes and are due for delivery from the 2020/21 financial year. (Full Story Here)

Singapore Airlines adds Android Pay, Apple Pay to its mobile app

(By Singapore Airlines)

SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines customers can now enjoy a more convenient and faster payment method with the introduction of Android Pay and Apple Pay mobile payment services on the Airline’s award-winning mobile app.

With the addition of Android Pay and Apple Pay as payment options through the SingaporeAir app, customers are able to use the popular services to pay for air tickets, redemption booking-related fees or for other purchases, such as preferred seat selection and travel insurance, at the time of booking.

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With Android Pay and Apple Pay, customers are not required to fill in payment information prior to making a purchase through the SingaporeAir app.

For Android Pay, the credit or debit card details and billing addresses of customers are already stored in their Android Pay1 accounts.

With Apple Pay, the card details are not stored on the mobile device. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on the mobile device. (Full Story Here)