Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its newest long-haul jetliner, the Airbus A350-900, whichÂ landed in Singapore’s Changi Airport on March 3Â where a festive water canon salute marked its arrival. It is the first of the 67 A350 aircraft ordered by the carrier, whichÂ includes seven ultra-long range versions poised to help it resume direct flights to the U.S. The new aircraft will have a three-cabin configuration, comprising 42 seats in business class, 24 in premium economy, and 187 in economy. While slated to serve flights to Amsterdam starting May 9, the aircraft will first be deployed to destinations within Southeast AsiaÂ for crew training purposes.
â€śThe addition of the A350-900 exemplifies Singapore Airlinesâ€™ long-standing commitment to operate a young and modern fleet,â€ť said Goh Choon Phong, SIAâ€™s CEO. â€śThe A350 will be a game-changer for us, allowing for flights to more long-haul destinations on a non-stop basis, which will help us boost our network competitiveness and further develop the important Singapore hub.â€ť
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