Passengers travelling between Singapore and Chennai will get to experience Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft from May 20, 2020.
The airline will be replacing the Airbus A330-300 aircraft with the 68-metre 787-10, which is the longest variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner range of aircraft.
With this, Singapore Airlines will increase its frequency out of Chennai to 13 flights a week as compared to ten. Also, combined with its subsidiary Silkair, this number will eventually increase to 17 flights a week by June 1, 2020.
|Flight No.||Departure||Arrival||Time of Departure||Time of Arrival||Frequency||Aircraft type|
|SQ 529||Chennai||Singapore||2315||0610 (+1)||Daily||B787-10|
|SQ 526||Singapore||Chennai||2250||0020 (+1)||Daily except Tuesday||B787-10|
|SQ 527||Chennai||Singapore||0130||0820||Daily except Wednesday||B787-10|
|MI 436||Singapore||Chennai||0740||0920||Thursday*, Friday, Saturday, Sunday||A320|
|MI 435||Chennai||Singapore||1030||1720||Thursday*, Friday, Saturday, Sunday||A320|
* from June 1, 2020
The aircraft is configured with 337 seats in two classes, featuring 36 business class seats and 301 economy class seats.
Business-class seats are manufactured by Stelia Aerospace and are arranged in a forward-facing 1-2-1 staggered configuration. Each seat will recline directly into a 76” fully-flat bed, giving passengers enough space, storage options and comfort, even while travelling on the shortest routes.
Economy class seats are designed and built by RECARO. Seats are arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration and have an ergonomically-designed contour backrest that provides greater comfort, with a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings to provide more neck support.
All customers on the new 787-10s will also have control over their inflight entertainment (IFE) experience through myKrisWorld.
The new 787-10s will also be equipped with inflight wifi supported by Panasonic’s Global Communication Services and GSM phone services provided by Panasonic’s wholly-owned subsidiary Aeromobile.
David Lim, general manager India, Singapore Airlines said, “Singapore Airlines is delighted to start services on this latest generation aircraft to Chennai. In line with our commitment to product and service excellence, the comfort of the Boeing 787-10 combined with our award-winning inflight service will provide Indian customers with unparalleled travel experience.”