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23 November 2018

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will unveil their new medium-haul Business Class and Economy Class seats tomorrow at Burnside Village Shopping Centre, Glenside, as part of a special seat display that will run until Sunday 2 December.

Members of the public will have the chance to experience the luxurious seats that are fitted on the new Airbus A350-900 medium-haul aircraft, before they become available on SIA’s daily Adelaide-Singapore flights from 18 December.

Two new fully-flat bed Business Class seats and six new ergonomically designed Economy Class seats will be on show in the Fashion Mall, directly behind the Santa display at the Burnside Shopping Centre.

Singapore Airlines Regional Vice President, South West Pacific, Philip Goh, encouraged people to view the seats and learn more about the luxurious experience that will soon be on offer on Singapore Airlines flights between Adelaide and Singapore.

“We are excited to provide an opportunity for customers to check out our new medium-haul cabin seat products before the new aircraft arrives into Adelaide on 18 December.” Mr Goh said.

“Customers are welcome to try out the seats and experience for themselves just how comfortable they are.

“I have no doubt that once people experience them they will want to book their next holiday.”

Christmas could come early for one lucky visitor with Singapore Airlines giving away two return Economy Class tickets to Singapore – details on how to enter the draw will be available at the seat display.

Members of the public can experience the seats at the following times:

Saturday, 24 November 13:00 – 17:00
Sunday, 25 November 11:00 – 15:00
Monday, 26 November 13:00 – 17:30
Tuesday, 27 November 13:00 – 16:00
Wednesday, 28 November 13:00 – 16:00
Thursday, 29 November 17:00 – 21:00
Friday, 30 November 13:00 – 17:30
Saturday, 1 December 13:00 – 17:00
Sunday, 2 December 13:00 – 17:00

The new A350-900 medium-haul aircraft features 40 Business Class seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration providing every customer with direct aisle access. Manufactured by Stelia Aerospace each seat reclines directly into a 76” fully-flat bed and measures up to 26” in width with retractable armrests that can be raised and lowered. The centre seats also feature adjustable dividers allowing for a customised level of privacy to suit each travellers individual preference.

Economy Class features 263 seats, arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration, and has been designed and built by RECARO to offer customers an enhanced in-flight experience thanks to ergonomically-designed contour backrests that provide greater comfort, and a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings to provide more neck support. Other features that Economy Class customers can look forward to include personal storage space for small personal items, a coat hook, USB port and in-seat power supply.

The A350-900 medium-haul will be fitted with the latest Thales AVANT inflight entertainment system. Designed with a new user interface that offers a more intuitive user experience and navigation options, customers will be able to enjoy Singapore Airlines’ myKrisWorld personalised in-flight entertainment (IFE) with even greater control.

Customers will receive content recommendations based on their preferences and viewing history, while KrisFlyer members can continue to bookmark and resume content, as well as customise and save preferences and playlists for their subsequent flights. KrisFlyer members and Business Class customers will also have access to additional in-flight entertainment content choices.

Complementing this experience, customers can select their choice of playlists from the SingaporeAir mobile app prior to the flight, and transfer these selections to myKrisWorld by pairing their personal electronic devices with the onboard system via Near-Field Communication (NFC).

Furthermore, customers will have access to high-speed in-flight WiFi service onboard the new A350-900. The aircraft will be equipped with Inmarsat GX Aviation’s broadband connectivity system, offered through SITAONAIR.

Deployment of the A350-900 will deliver an almost 7% increase in overall capacity to the city creating more opportunities for South Australians to explore the world, and for the world to explore South Australia.