Travellers heading to Australia and Japan will be the first to fly on Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) new Airbus A330-300. The service will be introduced progressively from March 30, 2009.
The inaugural service will be from Singapore to Brisbane (flight SQ255) to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the commencement of SIA flights between the two cities. The initial flight SQ236 from Brisbane will also operate on March 30.
SIA takes delivery of its first of 19 A330-300 aircraft in mid-January.
Perth will be the second Australian city to welcome the A330 in April. Services between Singapore and Perth will be progressively converted from the existing Boeing B777 operations to the A330 and the change will complete in May. And by June, the daily flight between Adelaide and Singapore will be converted to the A330.
In June, the new service will debut on Japanese routes. The A330 will start operating daily to Nagoya from June next year and to Osaka by March 2010. Both routes are currently served by the B777.
The twin-engine, wide-bodied A330-300 aircraft will offer a two-class configuration with 285 seats. The Business Class cabin will have 30 seats in a 2-2-2 layout (as opposed to the existing B777’s 2-3-2 arrangement on these routes), while 255 Economy seats are in a 2-4-2 layout. All seats will feature the new KrisWorld inflight entertainment system.
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