Singapore Airlines refits B737-8 narrowbody fleet with new Cabin Products, to match those in their widebody aircraft. The refit is timely, given that world travel is growing as the Covid-19 pandemic border closures are now being lifted.
Singapore Airlines refits B737-8
Singapore Airlines (SIA) launched its highly-anticipated new cabin products recently, to be rolled out on its Boeing 737-8 fleet in the coming weeks. This raises the customer experience on board the Airline’s narrowbody aircraft fleet to a level similar to its widebody aircraft, to offer a consistent and premium travel experience across the Singapore Airlines network.
All of SIA’s 737-8 aircraft will offer travellers 154 seats in two classes, 10 in Business Class and 144 in Economy Class. The new cabin products feature bespoke elements designed especially for the SIA customer.
The lie-flat Business Class seats have been designed by London-based Factorydesign, and manufactured for Singapore Airlines by Thompson Aero Seating. The Economy Class cabin will feature the latest generation sleek and slim-line seats, built by Collins Aerospace. The 737-8 cabin has been designed with a special focus on ergonomics, helping to ensure that everything is within easy reach for customers.
The aircraft feature Panasonic’s X-Series seat-back in-flight entertainment, allowing all customers to enjoy the latest KrisWorld entertainment content. The fleet is also fitted with Panasonic’s in-flight Wi-Fi service, as well as mobile data connectivity services.
Singapore Airlines has invested around S$230 million on the development, design, and installation of the new industry-leading cabin products, to elevate the standard for short- and medium-haul travel on board narrowbody aircraft.
…. This is the culmination of three years of innovation and hard work, involving extensive customer research and close partnerships with designers and suppliers. As a result, we can now offer customers a premium travel experience across our entire full-service network, no matter how long or short their journey. Lee Lik Hsin, Executive Vice President Commercial, Singapore Airlines
SIA’s 737-8 aircraft will progressively enter service on short- to medium-haul flights across the Airline’s network in coming weeks. This includes services to points in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, and Thailand, subject to regulatory approvals. Further details on these flights will be announced as they become available.