SIA unveils its superjumbo cabin

15th Oct 2007

Singapore Airlines unveiled the luxurious cabin interior on its new Airbus A380.  The cabin was revealed for the first time at the aircraft delivery in Toulouse, France.The Singapore Airlines A380 is configured with 471 seats in three classes, with 12 Singapore Airlines Suites - a cabin class beyond First - on the main deck, 60 Business Class on the upper deck, and 399 Economy Class seats, across both decks.  This new cabin design ensures that the A380 will deliver unprecedented comfort, space and luxury to Singapore Airlines customers.

The design process began over five years ago, with some of the airline’s most frequent travelers invited to participate in workshops to help the airline understand what was most important to customers on a new aircraft.

Some of the new cabin products have already made their debut, to global acclaim, on Singapore Airlines new Boeing 777-300ER long-haul aircraft

Coupled with the service of the Singapore Airlines award-winning cabin crew, the A380 will provide customers in all three classes with a luxurious travel experience.

Singapore Airlines Suites


Beyond the luxury of First Class, the Singapore Airlines Suites is in a league of its own in terms of privacy, luxury and personal space.

The new Singapore Airlines Suites have been designed by leading French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste of Coste Design and manufactured by Jamco Corporation of Japan and Sicma Aero Seat of France.

The seat in each Singapore Airlines Suite is almost a metre wide (with armrest folded away) and is fully adjustable with a simple-to-use seat control panel to accommodate a variety of sitting and lounging positions.

When the customer is ready to sleep, the cabin crew will make up a full-sized bed with a plush mattress.  A lavish duvet and cushions, designed by French fashion house, Givenchy, furnish this comfortable bed.

The bed is designed separately into each Suite, and does not convert from the seat itself.  Using separate sleeping and sitting surfaces, the intelligent design of the full flat bed offers customers the choice to rest in their preferred sleeping positions, and also allows them to sit and lounge in bed to read or catch movies on their personal 58 centimetre (23-inch) LCD screen. 

For couples traveling, the beds in the middle two seats can be converted to an optional double bed.
Business Class

Customers can look forward to experiencing the world’s widest business class seat on the Singapore Airlines A380.  Designed by James Park Associates (JPA) of the UK and manufactured for Singapore Airlines by Koito of Japan, the seat has already won acclaim since being fitted to the Airline’s Boeing 777-300ER fleet last year.

Because of the increased cabin width on the A380, the seats will be even larger.  Measuring 86 centimetres (34 inches) in width, the Business Class seat can be transformed into a comfortable full-flat bed for a good night’s sleep.  Innovative design of the bed enhances sleeping comfort, and also allows customers to lounge in bed to watch TV or eat, as they might at home.

Seats in the Business Class cabin are arranged in a forward facing, four-abreast (1-2-1) configuration that offers all customers direct access to the aisle. The fixed back shell on every seat can be extended to the sides for greater personal privacy.

Other features include a 39-centimetre (15.4-inch) LCD screen fully equipped with USB ports and in-seat power, exclusively designed bedding and dining-ware by Givenchy, enlarged dining table that is height-adjustable, as well as trolley bag stowage under the seat.

Economy Class

The new Singapore Airlines Economy Class seat offers greater comfort through improved seat design and the use of new, lighter and thinner materials.  The new seats, designed and built by Weber (USA), provide more personal space, legroom and knee-room.

Customers can catch the latest movies on KrisWorld on a larger 27-centimetre (10.6-inch) screen in each seat. A USB port is also available at each seat to allow customers to access the enhanced functionalities on KrisWorld.

Other intelligent features include the non-intrusive reading light installed underneath the seatback screen, personal storage space for spectacles and small personal items, a coat hook, foot rest and in-seat power supply. 

General Cabin Amenity

Besides the spaciousness of the cabin, its low cabin noise inflight, and special lighting features in the Singapore Airlines Suites and Business Class, conveys a sense of serenity and relaxation.

A Passenger Corner is specially created for Business Class customers, for them to pick up snacks between meals and socialize during the flight. Also featured on the aircraft are larger, more luxuriously furnished and brighter lavatories in the Business Class and Singapore Airlines Suites cabins.


Enhancing the inflight experience is KrisWorld, Singapore Airlines’ award-winning inflight entertainment system.  The new KrisWorld is fitted onto the Airline’s A380 and B777-300ER fleet, and will provide a wide selection of entertainment options, including 100 movies, more than 180 popular TV programmes, a library of 700 music CDs, music channels and many learning applications. Singapore Airlines is the first airline in the world to offer 3D games on the inflight entertainment system.

Exclusive to Singapore Airlines, a comprehensive suite of office applications is also available on KrisWorld, allowing customers to work during the flight: they can save their work at the end of the trip simply by plugging in a USB thumb drive.

Food & Beverage

New and exciting menus for all three classes on the A380 are created by top chefs from the Airline’s International Culinary Panel, including Sam Leong from Singapore, Matt Moran from Australia, Gordon Ramsay from the UK, and Georges Blanc from France.

Wines are selected by the Airline’s panel of world-renowned wine experts; Karen MacNeil from the United States, Steven Spurrier from the United Kingdom and Michael Hill-Smith from Australia.

The gourmet experience is further enhanced by the use of exclusive Givenchy-designed service ware in the premium cabins.



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