In September 2019, Singapore Airlines deployed its newly configured A380 on its daily Mumbai-Singapore flight. While travellers between the city have enjoyed the comfort of the airline’s A380 for the past couple of years, they can now enjoy its retrofitted version. The new format A380 features 471 seats across four classes. While the 78-business class, 44 premium economy and 343 economy class seats have been modernised to enhance comfort, especially on long-haul flights, it is the six new Suites that really redefines the luxury flying experience.

Designed to be a class above first class, the Singapore Airlines Suite is a private enclosed cabin — select Suites can be converted into double Suites by lowering a divider — with a separate bed and a swivel armchair. This, of course, comes with a host of bells and whistles like designer amenities and loungewear, as well as some of the world’s best wines and spirits served onboard. Singapore Airlines has invested over US$ 850 million on retrofitting these A380 aircraft to the new cabins. This airline is particularly keen on its India plans. David Lim, general manager, Singapore Airlines, India says, “India is a very important market for us. We have been in India for 49 years, our first flight was through Chennai in 1970. Now, we have flights from six metro cities. Along with Australia and China, India is an extremely important market for us. As you might have noticed, in the past couple of years, we have been deploying some of the best aircraft on the Indian sectors.”

Indian passengers will surely be delighted if this airline expands its services to more cities and increases frequencies on current routes. The Balmain-sarong-kabaya-clad Singapore Girls and their impeccable inflight service never do go out of style.