Last week, Singapore Airlines confirmed that its soon-to-arrive Boeing 787-10 aircraft will officially launch on its flights to Osaka starting May this year, but there are actually a few options available for travellers that will allow them to experience the aircraft before its official launch.
Singapore Airlines has already confirmed that the aircraft will fly to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur ahead of Osaka for crew training purposes, and now these are available to book.
The aircraft currently appears on the airline’s reservations starting April 3 to both Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, and will operate as flights SQ970 and SQ973 to and from Bangkok until May 2, and as SQ118 and SQ119 to and from Kuala Lumpur until May 31.
At the time of writing, business class return fares on April 3 start at S$1,068/US$806 for Bangkok and S$787/US$594 for Kuala Lumpur, while economy class begins at S$268/US$202 for Bangkok and S$242/US$183 for Kuala Lumpur.
The aircraft’s permanent deployment to Osaka, meanwhile, looks set to begin on May 3 as SQ618 and SQ619, with fares beginning at S$3,671/US$2,769 for business class and S$971/US$733 for economy.
Singapore Airlines will be the launch customer for the new B787-10 Dreamliner. The carrier will configure the aircraft with two classes featuring 36 business class and 301 economy seats.
These cabins will feature new regional products, though Singapore Airlines has not officially unveiled these yet. Based on the airline’s seat map for the new B787-10, however, business class will be a single cabin of nine rows laid out 1-2-1, and economy will be split into two cabins laid out 3-3-3.
Singapore Airlines has a total of 49 B787-10s on order, which it plans to deploy on its medium-haul routes.
The B787-10 is the longest of Boeing’s Dreamliners, measuring 68 metres in length. The aircraft took its first flight back in April.