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Is Singapore Airlines withdrawing First Class from the Manila route?

You can no longer book First Class seats on Singapore Airlines' Manila flights from 1st October

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Update 22nd July 2019: Singapore Airlines is now loading full First Class award availability on SQ912 SIN-MNL from 1st October 2019. SQ919 MNL-SIN is still zeroed out. This could indicate the 777-300 with First Class cabin will continue to serve the route after all.

Many Singapore Airlines schedule experts and frequent flyers will know that the five Boeing 777-300s in the fleet, with an average age of 15.7 years, do provide one ‘constant’ in the operation. That’s the 2006 First Class cabin with eight seats, predominantly featuring on the Manila and Jakarta routes.

While the shorter Jakarta flights still strongly feature this aircraft type, services to and from Manila has been gradually shifting to newer jets with the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 Regional taking over three of the four daily flights from October this year.