Passengers travelling Singapore Airline’s (SIA) Singapore-Shanghai service on February 23, 2010 will be the first to experience the retrofitted Boeing B777-200.
Eleven of SIA’s B777-200 fleet have been reconfigured, reducing the number of seats to 38 Business Class and 228 Economy Class seats to provide passengers additional space and greater comfort.
Business Class will be equipped with leather incline lie-flat seats, also found on the carrier’s Airbus A330-300. Features include a personal partition and advanced control panel, enabling the passenger to personalise seating preferences or select from various pre-set options.
In the Economy Class cabin, the seats are similar to those found on SIA’s Airbus A380 and B777-300ER aircraft and sport Givenchy-designed seat covers.
The KrisWorld IFE in both cabins will come with better AVOD features, while screens in Business will now be 15.4 inches and later this year, Economy will be increased to nine inches.
There are currently two B777-200 configurations. The first has 12 First Class, 42 Business Class and 234 Economy Class seats and the second has 30 Business Class and 293 Economy Class seats.
The new configuration will be introduced progressively on the Singapore-Beijing, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hongkong and Chennai routes between April and August 2010.
For more details, visit www.singaporeairlines.com
Margie T Logarta