The FINANCIAL — Singapore Airlines will launch the inaugural long-haul flight of its new Airbus A350-900 fleet to Amsterdam on 9 May 2016. The A350 will serve the Airline’s daily flight to Amsterdam as SQ324, as well as its return flight SQ323.
Today’s announcement comes a day before Singapore Airlines is due to take delivery of its first A350-900 at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse.
Prior to the launch of the first long-haul services to Amsterdam, Singapore Airlines’ A350-900s will be deployed to selected destinations within Asia on a temporary basis, for crew training purposes. In July, the A350-900 will be used to add services to Dusseldorf, as the newest point in the Singapore Airlines network.
Singapore Airlines has 67 Airbus A350-900s on firm order, including seven of an ultra-long-range variant which will be delivered in 2018, for use on non-stop services between Singapore and points in the United States.
With advanced technology and superior operating efficiency, the newest addition to the Airline’s fleet will offer customers an improved travelling experience with features such as higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting designed to reduce jetlag.
The A350 will form a key part of the Airline’s fleet, enabling Singapore Airlines to introduce new destinations, expanding its network and improving connectivity through the Singapore hub, according to Singapore Airlines.
The initial batch of A350-900s for long-haul flights will seat 253 passengers in three classes, with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy Class and 187 Economy Class seats.