SINGAPORE AIRLINES TO INTRODUCE “AIRBUS A350 AIRCRAFT” IN BENGALURU

Bengaluru, 18th Feb 2019 : Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the introduction of its A350 medium haul aircraft on the Bengaluru to Singapore sector. It will be the first airline to start A350 services from Bengaluru International Airport. The inaugural service SQ505 will depart from Bengaluru International Airport at 0120 hrs on 18 May 2019. Progressively, all ten weekly scheduled Singapore Airlines services will operate on this new aircraft type, subject to regulatory approval.

“Singapore Airlines is delighted to start services on this latest generation aircraft to Bengaluru. In line with the company’s commitment to product and service excellence; the Airbus A350 medium haul aircraft combined with our award-winning inflight service will provide Indian travelers enhanced comfort,” said Mr. David Lim, General Manager India – Singapore Airlines.

 

The A350-900 features higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body delivering more space and comfort as well as lighting designed to reduce jetlag. Fitted with the new regional Business Class and Economy Class cabin products, the A350-900 medium haul Business Class cabin has 40 seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement that ensures direct aisle access for every customer, while the Economy Class cabin has 263 seats arranged in a comfortable 3-3-3 configuration.

 

New Business Class

The new medium-haul Business Class seats have been manufactured by Stelia Aerospace. With each seat able to recline directly into a 76” fully-flat bed, customers can rest in more comfort, even on the shortest flights. Each seat measures up to 26” in width with retractable armrests that can be raised and lowered.

 

Other features include ample stowage space for personal items, a business panel with in-seat power supply and USB ports, an integrated reading light unit with adjustable lighting intensity and a personal 17” full high-definition touchscreen monitor.

 

New Economy Class

The new Economy Class seats have been designed and manufactured by RECARO and also offer customers an enhanced in-flight experience. Each seat has an ergonomically-designed contour backrest that provides greater relaxation, and a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings to provide more neck support. Economy Class customers can also enjoy an enhanced entertainment experience on their personal 11.6” full high-definition touchscreen monitor.

 

Other features that have been introduced for Economy Class customers include storage space for small personal items, a coat hook, USB port and in-seat power supply.

 

In-flight Entertainment

The A350-900 medium haul aircraft are also fitted with the latest Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system – a first in SIA’s fleet. This has been designed with a new user interface that offers a more intuitive experience and navigation options, leaving customers with the pleasure of enjoying Singapore Airlines’ myKrisWorld and its selection of more than 1,800 movies, TV shows, audio programmes and games with even greater flexibility.

 

Customers can receive personalised content recommendations based on their preferences and viewing history, while KrisFlyer members can bookmark and resume content, as well as customise and save preferences and playlists for subsequent flights. KrisFlyer members and Business Class customers will also have access to additional in-flight entertainment content choices. 

 

In addition, customers will have access to high-speed in-flight WiFi service on the new A350-900s, equipped with Inmarsat GX Aviation’s broadband connectivity system offered through SITAONAIR.

 

Singapore Airlines placed orders for a total of 67 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, 29 of which are already in the fleet including six ultra-long-range variants, 21 long-haul variants, and two medium-haul variants.

 

For more details visit: www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/in/plan-travel/local-promotions/blr-mhA350-promo-jan19/. High-resolution images of the medium haul cabin products featured on the A350-900 as well as video of the aircraft in Singapore Airlines’ livery can be downloaded from: https://bit.ly/2QGtOEd

 

 

Singapore Airlines Bengaluru Schedule w.e.f 18 May 2019:

Flights

Frequency

Origin

Destination

Departure

Arrival

Aircraft Type

SQ503

Daily

Bengaluru

Singapore

23:05

06:10+1

B777-200R

SQ502

Daily

Singapore

Bengaluru

20:05

21:50

B777-200R

SQ505

Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Bengaluru

Singapore

01:20

08:25

A350-900MH

SQ504

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Singapore

Bengaluru

22:20

00:05+1

A350-900MH

MI423

Except Tuesday

Bengaluru

Singapore

11:55

19:00

B737 Max 800

MI424

Except Tuesday

Singapore

Bengaluru

09:05

11:05

B737 Max 800

 

 


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