Hong Kong to get Singapore Airlines’ new regional business class seats

6 Mar 2019 by Craig Bright
Singapore Airlines' new regional business class seat on its B787-10

Business class passengers flying between Singapore and from Hong Kong will have the option of travelling on Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) new fully flat regional seat product starting March 31 when the airline begins flying its Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on the route.

The aircraft will be replacing one of the airline’s older Boeing 777-200 aircraft on its daily SQ871/SQ872 flights. Singapore Airlines operates seven daily services on its route to Hong Kong.

The 777-200 is outfitted with the carrier’s old lie-flat regional product in business class (pictured below). This seat smaller than the new product on the Dreamliner offering between 63 and 65 inches of pitch (legroom) compared to the 787-10’s 76 inches, and only 22 inches of width versus 26 inches on the newer product.

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The business class cabins in the Dreamliner are also notably configured in a forward-facing staggered 1-2-1 set up, meaning all passengers get direct access to the aisle. The cabin on the 777-200 is laid out 2-2-2.

The Dreamliner has 36 seats in the business class cabin and 301 seats in economy.

Business Traveller Asia-Pacific has previously reviewed the 777-200’s business class product and service on the Hong Kong route, available here.

An in-depth look at the new product on board the Dreamliner, meanwhile, can be found here.

Singapore Airlines operates a number of different aircraft on its Hong Kong route, including the A380, A350, B777-300ER, B777-200 and now the B787-10. This means travellers have the option of nearly all of Singapore Airlines’ different business class seat products when flying to and from Hong Kong.

Speaking about the new deployment, Singapore Airlines’ general manager of Hong Kong, Chia Chow Hwee, said: “The 787-10 is designed with the latest in technological innovations and SIA is proud to be the first airline to deploy this newest and largest variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner family to Hong Kong,”

Along with the Dreamliner, Singapore Airlines’ new regional business class seats can be found on select Airbus A350-900s that the carrier has configured for regional flights, most recently the airline’s Adelaide service.

Singapore Airlines will also begin flying its regionally configured A350-900 on its Bengaluru route in May.

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