Singapore Airlines has announced that it expects its SIA group capacity to reach 81% of pre-pandemic levels by the end of this year and to help with that aim, it has confirmed that it will be increasing its frequencies to Los Angeles and Paris and that it will be extending its Vancouver service into the winter season.
While yesterday saw Etihad unveiling its new A350 Business Class cabin, today has seen Singapore Airlines unveil the new Business Class cabin that it will be rolling out on its new 737-8 MAX aircraft in the coming weeks and that the airline is expected to retrofit to its existing MAX aircraft too.
Over the weekend, I noticed that Singapore Airlines had published a teaser on its Instagram account suggesting that something was going to be announced today, 25 October. Would it be a sale? Would we see a KrisFlyer promotion? Would another important VTL be opening up? Whatever was coming, I was excited to find out what it would be. Sadly, I should have kept my expectations lower than I did because what was announced really didn't deserve a teaser.
Singapore Airlines is partnering with Collinson to trial an online portal that will allow its customers to arrange a pre-departure COVID test, receive their results and have evidence of their results ahead of any flights they may need to take.
While a good number of Singapore Airlines A380s offer the airline’s new long-haul Business Class cabin (which I experienced on my flight between London Heathrow and Singapore), a number of the airline’s 777 aircraft which operate to Australia still have the older-style Business Class cabin.
For a cost of 105,000 KrisFlyer Miles per person (transferred in from my Amex Membership Rewards and Citi ThankYou accounts) and approximately $290 in taxes, fees and surcharges per person, I booked a one-way Business Class award between London and Sydney for Joanna and I…..and the new Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class Cabin was our home for the first leg of that journey.
Singapore Airlines has used its 'World Gourmet Forum' to announce a series of improvements that it will be making to its onboard food and beverage options as well as improvements to the food and beverage services open to flyers.
Singapore Airlines has today confirmed that SilkAir, its regional carrier, will be upgrading the Business Class cabin on its 737 aircraft with true lie-flat seats from Thompson Aero. From May 2020 Singapore Airlines will be fitting the Thompson Aero Vantage seats to its 737 MAX 8 aircraft as well as to its 737-800 fleet.
As it did in 2018, for summer 2019 Singapore Airlines will be replacing one of the two 777s which it currently operates between Singapore and London with an A380 and the A380 that it will be employing comes with the older-style suites.
Singapore Airlines has joined in the seasonal fun and is promoting a Black Friday sale for departures from various US cities. Interestingly, considering I consider Singapore Airlines to be the better carrier, these deals appear to be better than the Cathay Pacific Black Friday deals I wrote about yesterday.