Singapore Airlines debuts new regional business class on Perth flights


Singapore Airlines debuts new regional business class on Perth flights

Singapore Airlines debuts new regional business class on Perth flights

Singapore Airlines has launched its new regional business class seats on a daily Boeing 787-10 flight from Perth, and expects other Australian flights to follow suit as the airline upgrades its medium-range fleet.

This includes not only the Boeing 787-10 but a tranche of Airbus A350 jets due from the second half of 2019 and featuring the same business class and economy seats as the Dreamliner, although these will lack the premium economy cabin of the first wave of A350-900s.

"We have been flying very full planes out of Perth, it's a very popular destination in our network, so we need more capacity, and this plane delivers more capacity than the Boeing 777-200 which we had on this (SQ215/SQ216) service," Singapore Airlines' Regional Vice President South West Pacific, Philip Goh, tells Australian Business Traveller.

This leaves two of Singapore Airlines' three remaining Perth flights on the older Boeing 777-200, with the third on an Airbus A330 - all of which will eventually make way for the Boeing 787-10 and regional A350s.