Singapore Airlines' new economy class seats Photo: Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines unveils new economy and business class cabins


Singapore Airlines has unveiled new economy and business class cabins which will be rolled out on its Boeing 737-8 fleet in the coming weeks.

All of SIA's Boeing 737-8 aircraft will have 154 seats in two classes, 10 in business class and 144 in economy class.

The lie-flat business class seats have been designed by London-based Factorydesign, and manufactured for Singapore Airlines by Thompson Aero Seating.

The economy class cabin will feature the latest generation sleek and slim line seats, which have been built by Collins Aerospace.

The aircraft feature Panasonic's X-Series seat-back in-flight entertainment, allowing all customers to enjoy the latest KrisWorld entertainment content.

The fleet is also fitted with Panasonic's in-flight Wi-Fi service, as well as mobile data connectivity services.

Singapore Airlines has invested around S$230 million (approximately U.S.$169 million) on the development, design, and installation of the new cabin products on its short and medium-haul narrowbody aircraft.

Lee Lik Hsin, Executive Vice President Commercial, Singapore Airlines, said, "This is the culmination of three years of innovation and hard work, involving extensive customer research and close partnerships with designers and suppliers. As a result, we can now offer customers a premium travel experience across our entire full-service network, no matter how long or short their journey. This significant investment demonstrates Singapore Airlines commitment to maintaining our leadership position in the airline industry. As air travel recovers, our customers can continue to enjoy world-class products and award-winning service across our fleets."

SIA's 737-8 aircraft will progressively enter into service on short to medium-haul flights across the airline's network in the coming weeks. This includes services to points in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal and Thailand, subject to regulatory approvals.

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Those economy seats in the photo look absolutely horrendous. I am definitely not fat, but even I'm going to feel uncomfortable sitting in those - the depth of the seats and the legroom are miniscule. And I'll never understand why the headrest juts out so much - it's essentially pushing your head forwards and making you humpback.

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You won't sleep but you will slip.

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Cram them in like sardines. Bring back the good old days when economy didnt mean cramped.

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The worst thing is when the person in front tilts the seat back as far as they can for the entire trip. You get no space at all. It's really grim. If you ask, the crew will often allow you to change seats if this happens.

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737-8 is what used to be called 737 MAX 8.

Just letting you know.

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This is exactly why I would NEVER fly economy, No way! terrible!

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Lie flat business class seats !

For all the commenters that are unable to pay attention to the details in the article.

Looks very comfy and with adequate leg room and the arm rest clearance.

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