Singapore Airlines spacious all-new A380 suites are a transparent signal that the airline doesn’t intend to be second in the primary class stakes.
Having created the personal superjumbo suite category virtually a decade ago, as the first airline to fly the double-decker Airbus A380, the Star Alliance member designed its second-gen A380 suites with arch-rivals Etihad Airways and Emirates in its sights.
Revealed at the moment at an international media occasion in Singapore – and as a result of take wing from December 2017 on flights to Sydney, with London tipped to observe in March 2018 – the condominium-like suites are more than twice the dimensions of their first-gen forebearers.
Granted, there are only six of them instead of the dozen cribs flying on SQ’s present superjumbos: a move the airline says reflects softer demand for the tremendous-premium cabin.
Singapore Airlines has additionally relocated its first class cabin from the superjumbo’s essential deck to the upper deck, which it shares with the new enterprise class seats to create as ‘all-premium deck
Inside Singapore Airlines new A380 first class cabin
The six first class suites flank a wide centre aisle, adopting an identical format to that pioneered by Etihad’s personal A380 first class, with excessive walls to make sure privateness.
Stepping into their L-formed suite, passengers can relax in an elegant 21-inch extensive Poltrona Frau leather-based armchair.
The recliner is locked into place for taxi, take-off and landing, however the remainder of the time swivels and can in fact be adjusted for numerous sitting and lounging positions.
There’s a large 32 inch HD video panel, with electronically-controlled roller blinds to turn your suite right into a cosy cocoon, an under-bench area to stow your carry-on bag, and a private wardrobe.
Inside attain of the recliner is a concealed stowage space containing the airline-supplied Bose noise cancelling headphones and Salvatore Ferragamo amenity equipment, along with a pocket for your personal knick-knacks advert plus a small thoughtfully-positioned LED-lit mirror.
A large dinner desk extends out from the side console subsequent to the seat.
When it’s time for some shut-eye, cabin crew will arrange your 76 inch (1.93m) long and 27 inch (68cm) wide mattress and voila – your private bedroom is prepared.
Flying with your associate and need to share the night time? Two pairs of the six suites – specifically suites 1A/2A and 1F/2F – can have their widespread dividing wall lowered.