Corporate Traveller

Singapore Airlines upgrades cabins on B777-300ER fleet

Business travellers flying on Singapore Airlines will benefit from an array of upgraded cabin products with the airline announcing an investment of US$325 million into its Boeing 777-300ER fleet.

The upgrades include a new First Class seat with enhanced comfort and privacy features, ergonomically sculpted cushions, adjustable headrests and customised in-seat lighting.

Business travellers will also get a new seat in Business Class that reclines to a greater angle of 132 degrees and once converted, is the widest full-flat bed available at 78 inches in length.

Travellers will also have a padded headboard cushion and increased stowage space for their laptop and other items on the side console.

First Class, Business Class and Economy Class passengers will also enjoy a new KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system in varying monitor sizes.

"Feedback about our next generation cabin products has been extremely positive and our customers have been asking for them to be fitted on more aircraft. We have listened," said Singapore Airlines executive vice president commercial Mak Swee Wah.

"This significant investment demonstrates our commitment to constantly enhancing our products and services, and further demonstrates our confidence in the future for premium full-service air travel."

Installation work will start early next year and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Currently, only passengers flying on selected daily services to London Heathrow and Tokyo Narita have access to the cabin products.