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Travel Private Suites, Doubles Beds And Swivel Chairs Aboard Singapore Airlines

Private Suites, Doubles Beds And Swivel Chairs Aboard Singapore Airlines

Private Suites, Doubles Beds And Swivel Chairs Aboard Singapore Airlines
By AFP
November 09, 2017
The airlines' A380 fleet goes through a luxurious overhaul—from double beds, leather swivel chairs to full-sized closets and vanity counters.

Singapore Airlines has pulled back the curtain on their US$850 million revamp of their A380s, the double-decker aircraft which boasts the title of the world's largest passenger airliner. 

The centerpiece of the aircraft's design is undoubtedly its suites, six private apartments tucked at the front of the upper deck cabin, hidden behind sliding doors. 

 

 

Singapore Airlines A380 Suite Lavatory Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines A380 Suite Lavatory Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Airlines

Along with a reclining, swivel leather chair, each suite comes with a full-sized closet, 32-inch HD monitor, and full-flat bed dressed in luxury bedding embroidered by French brand Lalique. 

Of the two lavatories reserved for suite guests, one features a sit-down vanity. 

Suite customers can slip under the duvet covers in sleeper suits, eyeshades, slippers and socks and refresh themselves using the luxury amenity kits that include Lalique toiletries, perfumes and scented candles.

Singapore Airlines A380 Suite  Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines A380 Suite Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Airlines

Likewise, meals are served on Wedgwood serviceware, and wine and champagne served in Lalique crystal glassware. 

The carrier's newest launch signals an intent to reposition itself as a leader in luxury air travel, currently dominated by wealthy carriers in the Middle East. 

Etihad famously offers a three-room apartment suite called "The Residence," while Qatar Airways became the first airline to launch a double bed for Business Class. 

Emirates also invested millions into upgrading their in-flight bar and lounge aboard their A380.

 

Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class  Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class Photo: Courtesy of Singapore Airlines

Meanwhile, over in Singapore Airlines' business class, seats recline into sun-deck positions for a comfortable in-flight entertainment experience as well as full-flat beds. 

Taking cues from Qatar Airways, the two center-seats have also been configured so that the center divider can be lowered to form double beds for couples and families. 

The new cabin launches will be fitted on all 19 of the carrier's A380 fleet, including retrofit work on 14 aircraft which are already in service. 

The complete roll-out is expected for 2020. 

Singapore Airlines' A380s currently serve Auckland, Beijing, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, London, Melbourne, Mumbai, New Delhi, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Sydney and Zurich. 

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