This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.
Singapore Airlines introduced a new premium-economy seat this week, but perhaps the biggest news is that the carrier’s premium-class products are about to get an overhaul. As the launch partner for the Airbus A380, Singapore first began flying its industry-leading Suites first-class seat in 2007. The airline currently flies its A380 to 14 destinations, ranging from Hong Kong (a four-hour flight) to London (a bit over 13 hours).
When it launched in 2007, Singapore’s first class was the best in the skies — and it’s still an aspirational redemption — but with Emirates’ first-class shower and business-class bar, and Etihad’s incredible new Residence and Apartment on its A380, there’s a lot of competition when it comes to ultimate luxury at 35,000 feet. Fortunately, Singapore has a significant overhaul in the works.
In 2017, on the 10-year anniversary of its A380 service, Singapore is expected to roll out its updated first and business-class seats, timed to coincide with the launch of the airline’s next batch of A380s. In a conversation with Australian Business Traveler, a Singapore executive said that while the updated A380 design might not include showers, “exclusivity, privacy and comfort” will be a priority. Considering that the airline’s current seats are still among the best, it’s clear that expectations are high.
For more on Singapore’s first-class service:
How to Waitlist for a Cheaper Singapore Award WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points Terms Apply. TPG'S BONUS VALUATION: $1,200 CARD HIGHLIGHTS: Delta Sky Club and Centurion lounge access, $200 annual airline fee credit and up to $200 in Uber credits annually
WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points Terms Apply.
TPG'S BONUS VALUATION: $1,200
CARD HIGHLIGHTS: Delta Sky Club and Centurion lounge access, $200 annual airline fee credit and up to $200 in Uber credits annually
Know before you go.
News and deals straight to your inbox every day.