Singapore Airlines’ new regional business class seat product will be available on three of the airline’s four daily flights to Perth starting July 1 as the airline continues to deploy newer aircraft on the route.
The move is good news for fans of the new seat product, which first debuted on the airline’s new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft last year.
Indeed, Perth was the second destination to receive the new Dreamliner and Singapore Airlines currently operates a daily flight to the city using the aircraft.
Since then, the regional seat has also been outfitted on new Airbus A350-900 aircraft that Singapore Airlines has specifically configured for regional routes. These “medium-haul” aircraft differ from the airline’s previous A350-900s, which feature the same long-haul business class seat product as its B777-300ERs.
Singapore Airlines recently began flying one of these regionally configured A350-900s on a second daily flight to Perth and will deploy a second A350-900 on yet another daily flight on the route on July 1, according to Perth Airport.
This will see three of its four daily Perth services feature the new seats, with the fourth service – operated by an Airbus A330-300 – continuing to offer the old regional business class product (below).
Here is the schedule for the four daily Perth services effective July 1.
|SQ225||Singapore (SIN)||Perth (PER)||0005||0515||Daily||A330-300|
|SQ213||Singapore (SIN)||Perth (PER)||0740||1250||Daily||A350-900|
|SQ223||Singapore (SIN)||Perth (PER)||0930||1440||Daily||A350-900|
|SQ215||Singapore (SIN)||Perth (PER)||1845||2355||Daily||B787-10|
|SQ216||Perth (PER)||Singapore (SIN)||0110||635||Daily||B787-10|
|SQ224||Perth (PER)||Singapore (SIN)||0625||1145||Daily||A330-300|
|SQ214||Perth (PER)||Singapore (SIN)||1710||2235||Daily||A350-900|
|SQ226||Perth (PER)||Singapore (SIN)||1405||1935||Daily||A350-900|
Singapore Airlines’ new seat is a bespoke version of Stelia Aerospace’s “Stelia SolstysIII” product. Seats are forward facing and are laid out in a staggered 1-2-1 configuration.
The new A350-900s have 40 seats in the business class cabin, while the 787-10s have 36. All recline to form a 76 inch- (193cm-) long bed with a width of 26 inches (66cm).
Singapore Airlines has been deploying its new medium-haul A350-900s on a number of its Australia routes, with Adelaide and Brisbane also operated by the aircraft.