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New look for SIA's A-380 superjumbos

Redesigned interiors to debut in 2017, 10 years after aircraft joined fleet

Published on Feb 25, 2014 8:33 AM
 
Singapore Airlines’ A-380s currently have private cabins that offer a double bed screened off by sliding doors and roller blinds. The airline’s existing A-380s will also be progressively retrofitted with the new look. -- ST FILE PHOTO

Singapore Airlines is redesigning the interiors of the new Airbus 380 superjumbos that will join its fleet in 2017.

Planning and research work for the makeover, including conversations with design firms, started last year, SIA spokesman Nicholas Ionides said recently.

"We are in the early stages of the process, so there is very little to share at this point, particularly about what may be expected with the new products," he told The Straits Times.

The new design will debut on SIA's 20th A-380, which arrives in 2017.

 
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COMFORT BETTER THAN FRILLS

I really don't need fancy meals served with table cloth nor a lie-flat seat that can accommodate two normal-sized adults... I would, however, appreciate the luxury of being able to sleep comfortably on a flight that is longer than six hours.

- Research scientist Tay Wanyi, on her preference for a premium economy class over business class