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Singapore Airlines receives first new A380
Singapore Airlines receives first new A380
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Singapore Airlines receives first new A380

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the first of five new A380 aircraft featuring the carrier's recently launched on-board cabin products and innovations.

10 years after introducing the world's first Airbus A380 into commercial sevice, Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of the first of five new A380 aircraft scheduled to join the carrier’s fleet over the coming year. The aircraft is the first in the airline’s fleet to feature its recently launched on-board cabin products and innovations.

In addition to the five new aircraft, Singapore Airlines will also retrofit 14 A380s already in service with its new cabin products. The retrofit work is expected to begin late in 2018 and will be undertaken by the airline in conjunction with Services by Airbus. All 14 aircraft are scheduled to be retrofitted by 2020. The new cabin concept was unveiled in November.

The new Singapore Airlines A380 is configured for a total of 471 passengers. The cabin features six private Suites and 78 Business Class seats on the upper deck and 44 Premium Economy Class and 343 Economy Class seats on the main deck. The aircraft also features the latest in-flight entertainment systems and full connectivity from every seat.

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