Singapore Airlines will commence its first scheduled flights using its new Boeing 787-10 fleet this May. The new aircraft will be employed on the Singapore-Osaka route.
The airline will be the world’s first to operate the 787-10, the largest of the Dreamliner lineup, with 49 aircraft on order. The first is due for delivery next month.
Prior to the introduction of regular services to Osaka, the 787-10s will be operated on select Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur flights for crew training purposes.
SIA will also debut its highly-anticipated new regional cabin products on its 787-10s, fitted with 337 seats in two classes, with 36 seats in Business Class and 301 seats in Economy Class.
“We are honoured to be the first to fly the highly advanced Boeing 787-10,” says Tan Kai Ping, Singapore Airlines senior vice president Marketing Planning. “It will be a key element of SIA’s overall growth strategy, enabling us to expand our network reach and strengthen our operations. The introduction of our new regional cabin products on the 787-10s is part of our commitment to continuous product innovation and leadership, to enhance the premium travel experience for our customers.”
In addition to the 49 firm orders for 787-10s, the airline has a firm order with Boeing for 20 777-9s, which are due for delivery from the 2021/22 financial year. www.singaporeair.com