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Singapore Airlines First Class seat and Suite types by route to March 2020

Our definitive list of the First Class seat and Suite types on all Singapore Airlines routes until March 2020

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Updated: 4th October 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.

The seats

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

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2006 F 2013 F
(read our review)
Seat
Config 1-2-1 1-2-1
Width 35″ 35″
Recline 180o 180o
Bed Length 80″ 82″
IFE
Screen Size 23″ SD 24″ HD
Power Source 1 UNI + 2 USB Sockets 1 UNI + 2 USB Sockets
Wi-Fi Cross Tick
(100MB free or unlimited data, depending on specific aircraft)

(Photos: MainlyMiles)

First Class Suites

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2006 R 2017 R
(read our review)
Seat
Config 1-2-1 1-1
Width 35″ 21″
Recline 135o
Bed
Width 35″ 27″
Recline 180o 180o
Bed Length 78″ 76″
IFE
Screen Size 23″ SD 32″ HD
Power Source 1 UNI + 2 USB Sockets 2 UNI + 2 USB Sockets
Wi-Fi Tick
(Unlimited)
Tick
(Unlimited)

(Photos: MainlyMiles)

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 1st September 2019:

Singapore Airlines First Class Fleet / Seat Types
Aircraft Type Designator In Fleet First Class
Seat Types
ICAO IATA
A380-800 A388 388 19 2006 R (13)
2017 R (6)
777-300 B773 773 5 2006 F
777-300ER B77W 77W 27 2013 F

Upcoming changes

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.

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More Singapore Airlines A380s are getting the new 2017 Suites, but it’s a slow process! (Photo: MainlyMiles)

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 October 2019. Valid until: 27th March 2020.

Auckland (AKL) Saver: 85,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ281 77W 2013 F From 27 Oct
SQ282 77W 2013 F From 28 Oct
SQ285 77W 2013 F Until 26 Oct
SQ285 388 2006 R From 27 Oct
SQ286 77W 2013 F Until 27 Oct
SQ286 388 2006 R From 28 Oct
Beijing (PEK) Saver: 53,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ800 77W 2013 F Until 31 Jan
SQ801 77W 2013 F All
SQ805 77W 2013 F Until 31 Jan
SQ802 388 2006 R Until 26 Dec and from 7 Jan
SQ802 77W 2013 F 27 Dec – 6 Jan
SQ806 77W 2013 F All
SQ807 388 2006 R Until 26 Dec and from 7 Jan
SQ807 77W 2013 F 27 Dec – 6 Jan
Brunei (BWN) Saver: 27,500 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ181 773 2006 F All
SQ182 773 2006 F All
Canberra (CBR) Saver: 85,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ288 77W 2013 F All
Copenhagen (CPH) Saver: 125,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ351 77W 2013 F Ends 27 Oct
SQ352 77W 2013 F Ends 26 Oct
Delhi (DEL) Saver: 53,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ403 388 2006 R All
SQ406 388 2006 R All
Dubai (DXB) Saver: 75,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ494 77W 2013 F All
SQ495 77W 2013 F All
Frankfurt (FRA) Saver: 125,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ25 388 2006 R All
SQ26 388 2006 R All
SQ325 77W 2013 F All
SQ326 77W 2013 F All
Hong Kong (HKG) Saver: 40,500 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ1 77W 2013 F All
SQ2 77W 2013 F All
SQ856 388 2017 R All
SQ861 388 2017 R All
SQ865 77W 2013 F Until 26 Dec and from 7 Jan
SQ866 77W 2013 F Until 26 Dec and from 7 Jan
SQ890 773 2006 F From 27 Oct
SQ891 773 2006 F From 27 Oct
Jakarta (CGK) Saver: 27,500 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ950 773 2006 F All
SQ951 773 2006 F Until 27 Oct
SQ952 773 2006 F All
SQ953 773 2006 F All
SQ955 773 2006 F All
SQ958 773 2006 F All
SQ959 773 2006 F All
SQ960 773 2006 F All
SQ961 773 2006 F All
SQ966 773 2006 F All
SQ967 773 2006 F All
SQ968 773 2006 F Until 26 Oct
London (LHR) Saver: 125,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ305 77W 2013 F All
SQ306 77W 2013 F All
SQ308 388 2006 R All
SQ317 388 2017 R All
SQ318 77W 2013 F All
SQ319 77W 2013 F Until 26 Oct
SQ319 388 2006 R From 27 Oct
SQ321 388 2006 R Until 26 Oct
SQ321 77W 2013 F From 27 Oct
SQ322 388 2017 R All
Los Angeles (LAX) Saver: 130,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ11 77W 2013 F All
SQ12 77W 2013 F All
Manila (MNL) Saver: 32,500 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ912 773 2006 F All
SQ919 773 2006 F All
Melbourne (MEL) Saver: 85,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ217 388 2006 R 27 Oct – 31 Jan
SQ217 77W 2013 F Until 26 Oct and From 1 Feb
SQ218 388 2006 R 28 Oct – 1 Feb
SQ218 77W 2013 F Until 27 Oct and From 2 Feb
SQ227 77W 2013 F All
SQ228 77W 2013 F All
SQ237 77W 2013 F All
SQ238 77W 2013 F All
Mumbai (BOM) Saver: 53,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ423 388 2017 R All
SQ424 388 2017 R All
SQ425 773 2006 F All
SQ426 773 2006 F All
New York (JFK) Saver: 132,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ25 388 2006 R All
SQ26 388 2006 R All
Osaka (KIX) Saver: 70,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ622 388 2006 R 27 Dec – 6 Jan
SQ623 388 2006 R 27 Dec – 6 Jan
Paris (CDG) Saver: 125,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ333 77W 2013 F From 28 Oct
SQ334 77W 2013 F From 28 Oct
SQ335 388 2006 R Until 26 Oct
SQ335 77W 2013 F From 27 Oct
SQ336 388 2006 R Until 26 Oct
SQ336 77W 2013 F From 27 Oct
San Francisco (SFO) Saver: 130,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ1 77W 2013 F All
SQ2 77W 2013 F All
Seoul (ICN) Saver: 70,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ611 77W 2013 F All
SQ612 77W 2013 F All
Shanghai (PVG) Saver: 53,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ825 77W 2013 F All
SQ828 77W 2013 F All
SQ830 388 2017 R All
SQ831 77W 2013 F All
SQ832 773 2006 F All
SQ833 388 2017 R All
SQ835 773 2006 F All
SQ836 77W 2013 F All
Sydney (SYD) Saver: 85,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ211 77W 2013 F All
SQ212 77W 2013 F All
SQ221 388 2017 R All
SQ222 388 2006 R All
SQ231 388 2006 R All
SQ232 388 2017 R All
SQ241 77W 2013 F All
SQ242 77W 2013 F All
SQ288 77W 2013 F All
Tokyo Haneda (HND) Saver: 70,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ630 77W 2013 F Until 26 Oct
SQ630 773 2006 F From 27 Oct
SQ631 77W 2013 F All
SQ634 77W 2013 F All
SQ635 77W 2013 F All
SQ636 77W 2013 F All
SQ639 77W 2013 F Until 27 Oct
SQ639 773 2006 F From 28 Oct
Tokyo Narita (NRT) Saver: 70,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ11 77W 2013 F All
SQ12 77W 2013 F All
SQ637 388 2006 R Until 31 Dec
SQ637 388 2017 R From 1 Jan
SQ638 388 2006 R Until 31 Dec
SQ638 388 2017 R From 1 Jan
Zurich (ZRH) Saver: 125,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ345 388 2017 R All
SQ346 388 2017 R All

Non-Singapore routes

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 September 2019. Valid until: 27th March 2020.

Frankfurt – New York v.v. Saver: 86,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ25 388 2006 R All
SQ26 388 2006 R All
Hong Kong – San Francisco v.v. Saver: 104,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ1 77W 2013 F All
SQ2 77W 2013 F All
Tokyo – Los Angeles v.v. Saver: 107,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ11 77W 2013 F All
SQ12 77W 2013 F All

Substitutions do occur

The data for this information is based on GDS timetables and programmed seat layouts and is correct at 4th October 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:

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.

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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)

Business Class

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.

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Business Class seats like this 2013 version are now widely available on the Singapore Airlines network. To find out exactly when and where they’re flying – see our Business Class guide. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

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.

(Cover Photo: MainlyMiles)

10 comments

  1. Doesn’t this contradict what you said recently about F not being bookable to/from Manila after 1 October? Has availability opened up again? I’m booked in J on SQ912 and 919 in December so I’m obviously hoping the lack of F is due to a planned aircraft swap!

    1. Hi Joe,

      The list only considers the aircraft type and seating layout, but doesn’t guarantee availability unfortunately. So SQ912/919 could still swap to another type after 1st October.

      Only once the new aircraft type is loaded in GDS (and therefore SQ site) do we amend the Seats by Route lists.

      Having said that SQ is now loading 8 First Class seats on all SQ912 flights after 1st October. SQ919 is still showing zero F, but may be updated later. You might be out of luck if it’s an equipment change you wanted.

  2. Thank you so much for this fantastic overview. After going through all dates and routes from Singapore I just managed to book a saver first class suite ticket from Singapore to Shanghai.
    Great job guys!

  3. Thanks for such a detailed overview!
    I booked 2 saver awards for me and the wife (is a surprise) on SQ802, to PEK mid July 2020. I certainly hope that by that time it will have the new suites.

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