Singapore Airlines has become the 5th A350 XWB operator with the delivery of its 1st aircraft last Tuesday 2/March .
Singapore Airlines’ aircraft has been configured with a 253 seats layout in 3-classes; 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy and 187 Economy.
Altogether the airline has ordered 67 A350-900s. 7 of the aircraft will be delivered with an ultra-long range capability for flights of up to 19 hours, allowing the carrier to resume non-stop flights to Los Angeles and New York.
To date, Airbus has recorded a total of 783 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 42 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft ever.
The airline is planning to start commercial services from 8/March on regional routes to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta. The first long-haul service commences on 9/May.
Here are the initial routes:
Singapore – Kuala Lumpur; between 8/March and 8/May
Singapore – Jakarta; from 10/May (twice daily)
Singapore – Amsterdam; from 9/May
Singapore – Dusseldorf; from 21/July
Based on the press release “Singapore Airlines becomes new operator of the A350 XWB”.