Singapore Airlines’ inaugural A330-300 commercial flight took off from
Singapore’s Changi Airport at 0010hrs this morning, arriving in Brisbane
International Airport at 0940hrs (all times local).
The arrival of the aircraft into Brisbane coincides with the 25
anniversary of the
Airline’s operation of services into the city, and the first flight was met by
Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Chew Choon Seng, and the new
Queensland Minister for Tourism, The Hon Peter Lawlor MP.
The Singapore Airlines A330-300 is configured in a two-class layout, with 30
new Business Class seats, and 255 Economy Class seats. Progressively, the
planes will enter service between Singapore and other cities in Australia
(Adelaide and Perth), then Japan (Nagoya and Osaka).
The new Business Class seat has been especially designed for regional and
medium-haul routes, offering enhanced levels of comfort, privacy and
functionality. The seat converts to an incline lie-flat bed. The cabin is laid out in
a 2-2-2 configuration (distinct from the existing B777 on these routes, which is
in a 2-3-2 layout).
Economy Class features 255 seats, in a 2-4-2 configuration. These are the new
generation Singapore Airlines Economy Class seats, also available on the
Singapore Airlines B777-300ER and A380 aircraft. They are ergonomically
designed to provide customers with improved comfort, more personal space
and increased legroom.
And in a world first, the Singapore Airlines A330-300 offers iPod and iPhone
connectivity in every seat, including Economy Class. All seats also feature the
new KrisWorld, Singapore Airlines award-winning inflight entertainment system.