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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.

Singapore Airlines is the first airline in the world to introduce A380 Superjumbo Suites a decade ago, the Star Alliance member just released the second generation of its products on the A380.

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.

Myself inside the Singapore Airlines new First Class Suites.

Myself inside the Singapore Airlines new First Class Suites.

The new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites on A380.

The new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites on A380.

The new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites on A380.

The new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites on A380.

The new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites on A380.

The new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites on A380.

The new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites on A380.

The new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites on A380.

The new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites on A380.

The new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites on A380.

The new Suites were designed by Pierrejean Design Studio and manufactured by Zodiac Seats UK.

Mr Jacques Pierrejean, chief designer of the new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites.

Mr Jacques Pierrejean, chief designer of the new Singapore Airlines First Class Suites.

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.

Singapore Airlines First Class Suite Lady Amenity Kit by Lalique.

Singapore Airlines First Class Suite Lady Amenity Kit by Lalique.

Singapore Airlines First Class Suite Unisex Amenity Kit by Lalique.

Singapore Airlines First Class Suite Unisex Amenity Kit by Lalique.

Singapore Airlines First Class Suite Male Amenity Kit by Lalique.

Singapore Airlines First Class Suite Male Amenity Kit by 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."   

Seat Map of the new Singapore Airlines A380

Seat Map of New Singapore Airlines A380

Seat Map of New Singapore Airlines A380

My Impression

I think it is a massive step up from the first generation of A380 Suites, with a much better use of available space.  There was a very cosy and homely feeling when I stepped inside one of the suites.  I immediately noticed the amount of space which makes a huge difference.  I can't wait to try out the new Singapore Airlines Suites on A380. Singapore Airlines will begin flying its new first class suites daily on The Airbus A380 between Singapore and Sydney (SQ221/SQ232) from December 18 2017.

Sam Chui travelled to Singapore as a guest of Singapore Airlines.

360 degrees of First Class Suites

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