There’s good news for A350 fans travelling with Singapore Airlines between the Lion City and Munich – from August 7 this year, the service is set to become an all-A350 daily operation.
Currently, the route is served by both the A350-900 and the B777-300ER, with the two aircraft operating on alternating days (the A350 flies four-times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; the B777 flies thrice weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
The bad news, however, is that this means the disappearance of first class seating from the route. Singapore Airlines deploys its four-class B777-300ER to Munich, which has four first class, 48 business, 28 premium economy and 184 economy class seats, making first class seating available on three of the route’s seven weekly flights.
Meanwhile the A350 only offers business class (42 seats), premium economy (24 seats) and economy (187 seats).
That said, the seats in business class on Singapore Airlines’ A350s and retrofitted B777-300ERs are the same, meaning travellers that are used to flying business class on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will experience little difference from a purely seat product perspective. Both aircraft lay out their business class seating 1-2-1.
Earlier this month, Singapore Airlines also announced it will add three weekly flights to its Paris service in October, turning it into a 10-times-weekly operation. Like its Munich service, the Paris flights will also be getting an equipment change, but unlike the Paris service this will be to an all-B777-300ER operation, with the airline’s A380 being removed from the route.
Meanwhile in related news, German carrier Lufthansa has recently put flights for its new Munich A380 services to Los Angeles, Beijing and Hong Kong on sale.