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SIA’s new Regional Business Class seats now outnumber the 2009 version

The lion's share of Singapore Airlines' Regional Business Class seats in the fleet are now the latest 2018 version

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Singapore Airlines reached a ‘Business Class turning point’ yesterday. As part of a multi-million dollar investment since introducing its first Boeing 787-10 in April 2018, the airline has been moving towards replacing its older angled bed 2009 Regional Business Class (2009 RJ) seats with the very latest all aisle access flat-bed 2018 version.

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The new seats are widely seen as a superior product. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

On 19th August 2019, more of those newer RJ seats departed Changi Airport than the older ones for the first time. This has been made possible as both 9V-SHJ, the latest A350 Regional, and 9V-SCM, the latest 787-10, joined the operating fleet in the last few days allowing more of the carrier’s older A330s and 777s to be retired.

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10 A350 Regionals (pictured) plus 13 787-10s are now in SIA’s active fleet. (Photo: Adelaide Airport)