With the handover of Singapore Airlines’ first A350-900 at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse at the beginning of March, the airline is gearing up to launch the inaugural long-haul flight of its new Airbus A350-900 fleet to Amsterdam on 9th May 2016. The daily Flight to Amsterdam will depart Singapore as SQ324, returning as flight SQ323.
If you’re hoping for an earlier look at the new acquisition, the new A350-900s will be deployed to selected destinations within Asia on a temporary basis, for crew training purposes. From July, you’ll also be able to enjoy the planes as Singapore Airlines launches services to Dusseldorf, their newest destination.
With 67 Airbus A350-900s on firm order, including seven in the ultra-long-range variant, Singapore Airlines is looking to further expansion. The ultra-long-range variant is due for delivery in 2018 and will be used on non-stop services between Singapore and points in the United States.
The A350 will fill a key role in Singapore Airlines’ fleet lineup with its much vaunted advanced technology and superior operating efficiency. This will enable the airline to expand their network with new destinations and improved connectivity through the Singapore hub. In addition the aircraft offers passengers an improved travelling experience with features such as higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting designed to reduce jetlag.
The initial batch of A350-900s for long-haul flights will seat 253 passengers in three classes, with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats.