What can Singapore Airlines Suite passengers expect when the airline rolls out its overhauled Airbus A380 planes from December 2017? Wardrobes, private bathrooms, Wedgwood tableware and Lalique-designed crystal glassware will welcome travellers in what is touted as a more five-star hotel experience than flight.
Riding on the theme of “Space made personal, experience the difference”—and in a battle to attract big-spending, high-flying passengers— the new cabin offerings provide more space and privacy in all classes. The design features intimate and bespoke elements created especially for the Singapore Airlines customer.
Singapore Airlines design for privacy and convenience
Where there were once 12 Suites, the new planes will only feature six, lending the space for an actual flat bed, a reclining and swivelling Italian leather-upholstered seat, a full-sized wardrobe and two bathrooms. For couples travelling together or for love at first sight, the beds in the first two Suites of each aisle can be converted into a double bed, dressed with luxury bedding and a fluffy duvet. When not in use, the bed can be stowed completely, creating even more personal space within each Suite.
The 25-inch-wide Business class seats are also leather upholstered and fully recline into a 78-inch flat bed. They’ll feature a carbon fibre composite shell structure, the thinner base structure of which allows for better seat optimisation and creates more stowage space.
Binge-watch your favourites on big screen
Because size matters when you’re watching TV, passengers in Suites will get a 32-inch full HD screen that can be angled for seat and bed mode viewing. Business class passengers will have a USB port panel, adjustable reading light and extra storage.
Passengers will have greater control with an in-flight entertainment system that can save their preferences and playlists for subsequent flights. Members of the Singapore Airlines Krisflyer program, plus Suites and business-class passengers will also have more entertainment options, plus onboard wifi.
And if you’re not sleeping or watching … you’re eating!
Connoisseurs will tell you food tastes better on bone china plates and drinks more refreshing from crystal glasses, and Singapore Airlines listened to its customers. The airline also promises to use more sustainable ingredients and fresh local produce when it introduces it “farm-to-table” new menus to customers on select routes first and progressively rolled out to other cabin classes.
Luxury amenities for that something extra
Singapore Airlines and French crystalmaker Lalique entered into a strategic partnership in January 2017. Suites get amenity kits created in partnership with Lalique with products such as facial moisturisers, hand cream, aftershave balm and body lotion. Some kits even have collectibles like a Lalique ornamental fish.
The first lucky travellers to enjoy this unsurpassed luxury will experience the new Suites on the Singapore-Sydney routes from December 18.
Written By: Adriane Rysz