Singapore Airlines has today unveiled its highly-anticipated new cabin products; these will be implemented to its Airbus 380 fleet, starting from next month, over an extensive four-year development programme.
The new cabin products were displayed for the first time today at a media launch in Singapore at The Suntec Convention Centre. The research, design, development and installation of these new products, on 19 Singapore Airlines A380s, represent an investment of about USD 850 million.
Inside Singapore Airlines' new A380 first class cabin
With just six suites located at the front cabin of upper deck (re-located from the main deck to the upper deck) there is much more space created and privacy is ensured!
Stepping into their L-shaped suite, passengers can relax in an elegant 21-inch wide Poltrona Frau leather armchair.
The swivel capability of the chair (between 135 and 270 degrees) along with a recline of up to 45 degrees, provides added flexibility for dining and relaxation.
There is a massive 32 inch HD video panel, electronically-controlled roller blinds (to turn your suite into a cosy cocoon) an under-bench area to stow your carry-on bag and a personal wardrobe.
Within reach of the recliner is a concealed stowage area containing the airline-supplied Bose noise cancelling headphones and the new Lalique amenity kit, along with a pocket for your own knick-knacks plus a small, thoughtfully-placed, LED-lit mirror.
The Mock Up cabin unveiled today
Here are some real pictures of the Singapore Airlines First Class Suites.
I must say I was impressed by the amount of the space offered in each suite. You can have the chair swivel between 135-270 degrees while the bed is in full turned down position. The new suites represent a clever use of space over the previous version.
Pictured below is Suites 1A and 2A, together they can combine into a double suite including double bed.
The new Suites were designed by Pierrejean Design Studio and manufactured by Zodiac Seats UK.
Suites customers, on selected flights, will receive a specially designed amenity kit with toiletries and perfumes; these have been created under the co-brand partnership with Lalique.
I asked the CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong, about the new suites and he mentioned that there will be no shower suite or bar on-board as "SIA's customers prefer to have more space and privacy on-board."