Nagoya will be the latest destination to see Singapore Airlines’ new regional business class seat product when the carrier begins deploying its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft on the route next month.
Starting July 28, the airline’s flights SQ672 and SQ673 between Singapore and Nagoya will be flown by the carrier’s latest aircraft, which is the only one in Singapore Airlines’ fleet currently outfitted with the new seats. Business Traveller was alerted to the change by industry website routesonline.com and confirmed the upgauge with Singapore Airlines.
This marks the third destination in Japan to see the airline’s 787-10, which it unveiled back in March. Singapore Airlines was the launch customer for the aircraft, which debuted on its Osaka service and has since also begun operating one of the carrier’s flights to Tokyo Narita.
“Our 787-10s are due to mainly operate on flights up to eight hours within our regional network,” a Singapore Airlines spokesperson told Business Traveller.
“Japan is an important market for Singapore Airlines and we hope that customers travelling on these routes will be pleased with our new regional cabin products. Customers on other routes will also soon be able to experience the new cabin products as more new 787-10s enter the fleet.”
So far, this has already included Perth, which was the second destination to get the aircraft.
Singapore Airlines’ new regional business class notably offers a fully flat bed that extends straight forward rather than to the side, as with the airline’s longer-haul business class products. Seats are laid out 1-2-1 in a staggered formation.
The economy class cabin on the 787-10 also features the same new seat product Singapore Airlines launched on its new-configuration Airbus A380 superjumbos late last year.
Singapore Airlines currently flies between Singapore and Nagoya once per day.