Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its first B787-10 aircraft, becoming the first airline group to operate all three variants of the Boeing Dreamliner.
At 68 metres the B787-10 is the longest in the Dreamliner family, with SIA configuring the aircraft with its new regional cabin products, offering 301 economy seats and 36 in business class.
The carrier will operate the aircraft on regular services to Osaka and Perth from May, but ahead of this the B787-10 will feature on selected crew-training services to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
SIA has a total of 49 B787-10s on order, and already operates a fleet of B787-8 and B787-9 aircraft through its low-cost long-haul subsidiary Scoot.
Boeing says that the B787-10 offers the lowest operating cost per seat of any widebodied airplane in service today, and “offers Asian operators the flexibility to fly to Europe, Africa and Oceania”.
Nine customers including Etihad Airways, EVA Air, United Airlines and British Airways have ordered a total of over 170 B787-10 Dreamliner. Emirates recently announced plans to order 40 of the next-generation aircraft.
Singapore Airlines recently took delivery of the first of its new A380 superjumbo aircraft featuring new economy, premium economy, business and first class seating. Business Traveller has now reviewed all four classes here: