Updated: 4th December 2019
There are four different First Class products offered on Singapore Airlines flights, two types of First Class seat and two versions of Suites. Unfortunately not all of SIA’s aircraft types are fitted with either such cabin. Only 51 of the airline’s 126-strong fleet currently features a First Class / Suites offering, limiting your route choice if you wish to try out the airline’s finest lounges and coveted highest level of service, either for cash or miles.
After examining the Business Class seats by route up to March 2020 last month, it’s time to update our First Class and Suites list through the end of the northern winter 2019/2020 season. This will help you avoid the guesswork by offering an A-Z destination list, flight number by flight number, seat type by seat type.
Singapore Airlines is currently flying two different types of First Class seat (F) and two different types of First Class Suite (R) across its fleet. Most of you will already know exactly what these are, however here’s a breakdown including some key facts and figures.
First Class Seats
|2006 F||2013 F
(read our review)
|Screen Size||23″ SD||24″ HD|
|Power Source||1 UNI + 2 USB Sockets||1 UNI + 2 USB Sockets|
(100MB free or unlimited data, depending on specific aircraft)
First Class Suites
|2006 R||2017 R
(read our review)
|Screen Size||23″ SD||32″ HD|
|Power Source||1 UNI + 2 USB Sockets||2 UNI + 2 USB Sockets|
Which planes have which seats?
The full route tables below show the exact First Class seat or Suite type planned for each flight number over the next eight months, so there is no need to be totally familiar with which aircraft are fitted with which seats, however for those interested the distribution is as follows at October 2019:
|Singapore Airlines First Class Fleet / Seat Types|
|Aircraft||Type Designator||In Fleet||First Class
|A380-800||A388||388||19||2006 R (13)
2017 R (6)
The 2006 F seat was withdrawn from the last SIA 777-300ER at the end of 2018, with all of those aircraft now featuring the 2013 F seat. That leaves the five remaining 777-300s featuring 2006 F.
The latest 2017 Suites cabin is fitted on the five newest SIA A380s and one older aircraft which has been retrofitted as of June 2019. The remaining 13 older aircraft are undergoing a refit program, so the new cabin will start to appear on more flights from mid to late-2019 and beyond.
Over the next few years more routes will switch from 2006 Suites to 2017 Suites, though it’s now looking likely to be 2021/22 before all of them will be finished.
We keep the following list updated very regularly, daily in some cases, so do bookmark this page and check back for the latest information.
Which seat by route
Here’s the full list with an A-Z of Singapore Airlines routes showing all the flights operating on each route and the First Class seat type fitted.
Welcome to our guide showing which Business Class seat types are flying on the Singapore Airlines network by route and individual flight number, helping you choose better when booking your next flight or award ticket.
These tables are regularly updated with the latest information from the GDS timetables and other sources.
SIA Business Class seats
Singapore Airlines is currently flying five different types of Business Class seat across its fleet. In the route and flight number guide below you’ll see us refer to these seats by their evolution and type, for example ‘2018 RJ’ is the 2018 regional Business Class seat.
You can see full details of each seat type at the following pages:
- 2006 Long-haul Business Class – 2006 J
- 2013 Long-haul Business Class – 2013 J
- 2017 Long-haul Business Class – 2017 J
- 2009 Regional Business Class – 2009 RJ
- 2018 Regional Business Class – 2018 RJ
Seat types by route and flight
Routes are to and from Singapore (SIN).
Updated: 4th December 2019. Valid until: 24th October 2020.
|Auckland (AKL)||Saver: 85,000 miles|
|SQ281||77W||2013 F||Until 27 Mar 20|
|SQ282||77W||2013 F||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ285||388||2006 R||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ285||77W||2013 F||From 29 Mar 20|
|SQ286||388||2006 R||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ286||77W||2013 F||From 29 Mar 20|
|Beijing (PEK)||Saver: 53,000 miles|
|SQ800||77W||2013 F||Until 31 Jan 20|
|SQ802||388||2006 R||Until 26 Dec 19 and From 7 Jan 20|
|SQ802||77W||2013 F||27 Dec 19 – 6 Jan 20|
|SQ805||77W||2013 F||Until 31 Jan 20|
|SQ807||388||2006 R||Until 26 Dec 19 and From 7 Jan 20|
|SQ807||77W||2013 F||27 Dec 19 – 6 Jan 20|
|Brunei (BWN)||Saver: 27,500 miles|
|SQ181||773||2006 F||Selected days|
|SQ182||773||2006 F||Selected days|
|Canberra (CBR)||Saver: 85,000 miles|
|Delhi (DEL)||Saver: 53,000 miles|
|Dubai (DXB)||Saver: 75,000 miles|
|Frankfurt (FRA)||Saver: 125,000 miles|
|Hong Kong (HKG)||Saver: 40,500 miles|
|SQ856||388v3||2017 R||Some dates until 16 Jan 20|
|SQ856||77W||2013 F||Some dates until 16 Jan 20|
|SQ856||388v3||2017 R||17 Jan 20 – 3 Feb 20|
|SQ856||77W||2013 F||4 Feb 20 – 29 Feb 20|
|SQ856||773||2006 F||1 Mar 20 – 28 Mar 20|
|SQ856||388v3||2017 R||From 29 Mar 20|
|SQ857||773||2006 F||From 30 Mar 20|
|SQ861||388v3||2017 R||Some dates until 16 Jan 20|
|SQ861||77W||2013 F||Some dates until 16 Jan 20|
|SQ861||388v3||2017 R||17 Jan 20 – 3 Feb 20|
|SQ861||77W||2013 F||4 Feb 20 – 29 Feb 20|
|SQ861||773||2006 F||1 Mar 20 – 28 Mar 20|
|SQ861||388v3||2017 R||From 29 Mar 20|
|SQ865||77W||2013 F||Until 26 Dec 19 and From 7 Jan 20|
|SQ866||77W||2013 F||Until 26 Dec 19 and From 7 Jan 20|
|SQ868||773||2006 F||From 29 Mar 20|
|SQ890||773||2006 F||Until 29 Feb 20|
|SQ891||773||2006 F||Until 29 Feb 20|
|Jakarta (CGK)||Saver: 27,500 miles|
|SQ950||773||2006 F||Until 30 Sep 20|
|SQ950||77W||2013 F||From 1 Oct 20|
|SQ951||773||2006 F||From 30 Mar 20|
|SQ952||773||2006 F||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ952||77W||2013 F||From 29 Mar 20|
|SQ953||773||2006 F||Until 30 Sep 20|
|SQ953||77W||2013 F||From 1 Oct 20|
|SQ955||773||2006 F||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ955||77W||2013 F||From 29 Mar 20|
|SQ958||773||2006 F||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ959||773||2006 F||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ964||77W||2013 F||From 29 Mar 20|
|SQ965||77W||2013 F||From 29 Mar 20|
|London (LHR)||Saver: 125,000 miles|
|Los Angeles (LAX)||Saver: 130,000 miles|
|Manila (MNL)||Saver: 32,500 miles|
|SQ916||773||2006 F||29 Mar 20 – 30 Sep 20|
|SQ916||77W||2013 F||From 1 Oct 20|
|SQ921||773||2006 F||29 Mar 20 – 30 Sep 20|
|SQ921||77W||2013 F||From 1 Oct 20|
|Melbourne (MEL)||Saver: 85,000 miles|
|SQ207||77W||2013 F||From 29 Mar 20|
|SQ208||77W||2013 F||From 29 Mar 20|
|SQ217||388||2006 R||Until 31 Jan 20|
|SQ217||77W||2013 F||From 1 Feb 20|
|SQ218||388||2006 R||Until 1 Feb 20|
|SQ218||77W||2013 F||From 2 Feb 20|
|Mumbai (BOM)||Saver: 53,000 miles|
|SQ423||388v3||2017 R||Until 30 Jun 20|
|SQ423||388||2006 R||From 1 Jul 20|
|SQ424||388v3||2017 R||Until 30 Jun 20|
|SQ424||388||2006 R||From 1 Jul 20|
|New York (JFK)||Saver: 132,000 miles|
|Osaka (KIX)||Saver: 70,000 miles|
|SQ622||388||2006 R||27 Dec 19 – 6 Jan 20|
|SQ623||388||2006 R||27 Dec 19 – 6 Jan 20|
|Paris (CDG)||Saver: 125,000 miles|
|SQ333||77W||2013 F||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ334||77W||2013 F||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ335||77W||2013 F||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ335||388||2006 R||29 Mar 20 – 30 Jun 20|
|SQ335||388v3||2017 R||From 1 Jul 20|
|SQ336||77W||2013 F||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ336||388||2006 R||29 Mar 20 – 30 Jun 20|
|SQ336||388v3||2017 R||From 1 Jul 20|
|San Francisco (SFO)||Saver: 130,000 miles|
|Seoul (ICN)||Saver: 70,000 miles|
|SQ611||77W||2013 F||Until 3 Feb 20 and From 1 Mar 20|
|SQ612||77W||2013 F||Until 3 Feb 20 and From 1 Mar 20|
|Shanghai (PVG)||Saver: 53,000 miles|
|SQ832||77W||2013 F||From 29 Mar 20|
|SQ835||77W||2013 F||From 29 Mar 20|
|Sydney (SYD)||Saver: 85,000 miles|
|Tokyo Haneda (HND)||Saver: 70,000 miles|
|SQ630||773||2006 F||Until 28 Mar 20|
|SQ639||773||2006 F||Until 28 Mar 20|
|Tokyo Narita (NRT)||Saver: 70,000 miles|
|SQ637||388||2006 R||Until 31 Dec 19|
|SQ637||388v3||2017 R||From 1 Jan 20|
|SQ638||388||2006 R||Until 31 Dec 19|
|SQ638||388v3||2017 R||From 1 Jan 20|
|Zurich (ZRH)||Saver: 125,000 miles|
As with the Business Class routes, if you’re flying First Class / Suites with Singapore Airlines on a flight sector not originating or ending in Singapore there are several routes featuring one of these cabins. Here are the seat and Suite types used on those services.
Updated: 4th December 2019. Valid until: 27th March 2020.
|Frankfurt ⇄ New York||Saver: 86,000 miles|
|Hong Kong ⇄ San Francisco||Saver: 104,000 miles|
|Tokyo ⇄ Los Angeles||Saver: 107,000 miles|
Substitutions do occur
The data for this information is based on GDS timetables and programmed seat layouts and is correct at 4th December 2019. We keep it regularly updated to ensure it’s a useful long-term reference whenever aircraft types or seat types on a route change.
Often we write an article in these cases, but we can’t write about every minor change so do check back here regularly for the latest information.
Do bear in mind that the list may not be 100% up to date at all times and Singapore Airlines always reserves the right to substitute a different aircraft type last minute on any flight due to operational requirements. This can occur even on the day of operation, so you’re never guaranteed a particular seat type until you get on board.
Changes happen too
You’re never immune from an aircraft type / seat type change when you book a flight with Singapore Airlines, especially if you book a long time in advance – for example 10 or 11 months out.
The data above is based on the aircraft types and seat layouts in the current published timetable, however SIA may already be planning to switch aircraft types for your routing especially in the following season, where the schedule can be considered largely provisional.
For example if you’re booking an A380 First Class (Suites) flight to Paris in June 2020 and expecting the 2006 R seat as currently programmed, don’t be too surprised if you find that later changes to the 2017 R seat.
How to be sure
While the information above should be accurate, the seat map for your flight is the best way to verify the First Class seat or Suite type being used for your flight. You can view the map on the Singapore Airlines website prior to committing to booking, however you will have to enter some details first.
Alternatively a free subscription to ExpertFlyer also includes the ability to view the seat maps for all Singapore Airlines flights.
Once you have the seat map, see our guide for the aircraft type to determine which First Class seat or Suite it’s referring to:
- Airbus A380-800 (this can be 2006 R or 2017 R)
- Boeing 777-300 (this must be 2006 F)
- Boeing 777-300ER (this must be 2013 F)
The latest 2017 Suites
If the latest Suites product on the new A380s is of most interest to you we have a dedicated page showing where those planes are flying now and in the future. Bookmark it for updates as more aircraft with the new product should be rolling out through 2019 and 2020. We also have a full review of the latest Suites here, including the double bed.
Best redemption rates
For the planned SIA flights over the next eight months we can also reveal the cheapest KrisFlyer saver redemption rate by First Class / Suite cabin type on Singapore Airlines. Here’s your best rate one-way award ticket in each case:
- 2006 F: Singapore to/from Brunei or Jakarta (27,500 miles)
- 2013 F: Singapore to/from Hong Kong (40,500 miles)
- 2006 R: Singapore to/from Beijing or Delhi (53,000 miles)
- 2017 R: Singapore to/from Hong Kong (40,500 miles)
We have an equivalent guide showing where the five different Business Class seat types are flying around the SIA network. Check out our Business Class seat types by route article here.
Spotted something wrong?
If you notice any errors or omissions in the list please let us know in the comments section below, or by contacting us directly, and we’ll correct it as soon as we can.
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