Singapore Airlines will be introducing fully flat seating in business class on one of its Singapore-Brisbane services starting October 30, according to an announcement made yesterday.

The new fully flat seating comes as part of the carrier’s plan to replace of one of its A330-300 aircraft with a B777-200ER on one of its daily rotations on the route. The aircraft switch sees the B777-200ER’s 1-2-1 layout replace the A330-300’s 2-2-2 configuration, offering business class travellers ample space and direct aisle access.

Beginning at the end of this month, the change will take place on the carrier’s daytime SQ245 flight to Brisbane and the return overnight SQ246 flight. The airline flies a total of 24 times a week, however all flights other than the SQ245 and SQ246 will continue to be operated by A330-300s.

The details for the flights are as follows:

From To Flight Depart Arrive Days
SIN BNE SQ245 0945 1945 Daily
BNE SIN SQ246 2335 0535 Daily

According to a statement made on Monday by Tan Tiow Kor, the airline’s regional vice president: “Our Brisbane customers have been asking for the option of a full flat bed business class seat and I am pleased we are now in a position to operate an aircraft that provides that choice. As more aircraft join our fleet there will be more options to provide greater choice to our customers in the South West Pacific.”

The new Brisbane service seating follows announced developments with the carrier’s Australasia services, including an expansion of its Sydney and Jakarta services, as well as providing global links for Wellington and Canberra.