Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its newest long-haul jetliner, the Airbus A350-900, which landed in Singapore’s Changi Airport on March 3 where a festive water canon salute marked its arrival. It is the first of the 67 A350 aircraft ordered by the carrier, which 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 Asia for crew training purposes.
“The addition of the A350-900 exemplifies Singapore Airlines’ long-standing commitment to operate a young and modern fleet,” said Goh Choon Phong, SIA’s CEO. “The 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.”
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