Deckchair style seats and more: what can we expect from Singapore airline's £200m revamp?

Travellers flying with Singapore Airlines (SIA) will soon be able to banish all thoughts of squeezing into awkwardly sized plane seats, after the airline announced a £200m investment into overhauling its 19 Boeing 777 planes.

Deckchair Style SeatsFrom business class to economy class, travellers will be able to enjoy roomier seats with more space to indulge in a much needed leg stretch during flights.

Passengers in first class will be treated to seats that are as long as 82 inches and as wide as 35 inches while TV screens will go up to 24 inches in first class, and 18 inches in business.

Business class seats will also feature two new settings - ‘Sundeck’ and ‘Lazy Z’- taking in-flight R & R to even greater heights. When converted these seats will measure 78 inches in length, becoming the 'industry's widest full-flat bed'.

Nicholas Ionides, the airline’s spokesman, revealed that the aircraft revamp is set to start next year and be completed by September 2016.

Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah added:

“Feedback about our next generation cabin products has been extremely positive and our customers have been asking for them to be fitted on more aircraft. We have listened.

“This significant investment demonstrates our commitment to constantly enhancing our products and services, and further demonstrates our confidence in the future for premium full-service air travel.”

Singapore Airlines was recently voted the best carrier in the world in the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2014, with one voter describing the airline's charms in the following way:

“The flight attendants on Singapore Air are the most courteous of any airline.”

The airline has also won a string of other accolades in 2014 including the following:

  • Which? Award 2014 (UK) - Best Airline - Singapore Airlines
  • Business Traveller (UK based) 2014

- Best Asian Airline

- Best Economy Class

- Best Cabin Staff

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Date Created: 13 November 2014

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