Following an $850m investment and four years of development time, Singapore Airlines has unveiled its new premium cabin products, including new first-class ‘Suites’ that are set to drastically redefine the in-flight experience enjoyed by the airline’s most valuable passengers.
To be fitted to Singapore Airlines’ A380 aircraft from next month onwards, the new suites will be tucked within the front section of the upper deck. There will be just six cabins arranged in a 1 x 1 configuration, rather than the 12 first-class seats offered up to this point. Speaking at yesterday’s launch, Singapore Airlines’ CEO Goh Choon Phong described the new product as offering “more space, greater privacy and more attention to personal details”.
Measuring about 50sq ft (a significant jump from the 30sq ft offered previously), each suite has its own separate full-flat bed (measuring 27 inches by 76 inches) with adjustable recline and a full-length personal wardrobe spacious enough to store cabin baggage. A plush chair, upholstered in Poltrona Frau leather, is the first in a commercial aircraft to swivel and offers adjustable lounging positions; the meal table is stowed in a side ledge.
With the makeover, Suites will also offer a series of enhanced experiences hand-in-hand with Lalique. Plush beddings, amenity kits, pyjamas, slippers, eyeshades and socks come from the French luxury house, while Lalique-designed crystal glassware will be used alongside Wedgwood crockery during meals service.