Double beds on Singapore Airlines. (Photo: Supplied by Singapore Airlines)
Cape Town - There's nothing a traveller on a long-haul flight wants more than comfort and good food.
While many airlines are upping their game when it comes to offering customers luxurious comfort, delicious on-board meals and all-round professionalism across seat classes, some carriers are taking it just a notch further - and we're loving it!
We thought Emirates outdid itself when it unveiled the new interior design for the Boeing 777 and the long-awaited first class private suites. But then Singapore Airlines revealed its forward-facing double beds and double suit to share on Airbus A380, taking #PlanePorn to a whole new level.
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Although the lavish offering is available for Business Class, we can't help but drool over the idea that such an option is available for that 'one day' when we can save up for super-comfortable on-board snooze and a chance to "experience the difference" as the airline promises.
The new Singapore Airlines suites and Business Class is more spacious, and you may even forget you're on a plane.
Check it out:
Airbus has been selected by Singapore Airlines (SIA) to provide cabin retrofit services for 14 A380 aircraft currently in service with the carrier.
"The retrofit programme, which will be undertaken at SIA Engineering Company in Singapore, will see the airline’s recently launched cabin products installed on the aircraft. The new cabin products will debut on five new A380s to be delivered this year and next year," says Airbus. The retrofit work is expected to start in late 2018, with all 14 aircraft scheduled for completion by 2020.
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According to Airbus, Singapore Airlines’ new A380 cabin offers more personal space in all classes. The aircraft will accommodate a total of 471 passengers, with six private suites and 78 Business Class seats on the upper deck and 44 Premium Economy Class and 343 Economy Class seats on the main deck.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by Singapore Airlines to integrate its new A380 cabin, which will offer its passengers the best and latest on-board products,” says Laurent Martinez, Head of Services by Airbus.
According to Airbus, "over the next 20 years the commercial aircraft upgrades services market will be worth US$180 billion, driven in part by high competition between airlines who value the ‘passenger experience’ as a differentiator (comfort, connectivity etc.), as well as systems upgrades" - with 38% of this demand expected to come from the Asia-Pacific region.
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