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Singapore Airlines is flying flat-bed Business Class to Phuket this winter

Flat-bed Business Class seats are coming to the Phuket route sooner than we expected


Here’s some good news for beach lovers who also like to fly in style. In a schedule update this morning Singapore Airlines confirmed that not only would it continue to operate one of SilkAir’s former morning rotations to and from Phuket each day through to March 2020, but that for three months a Boeing 777-200ER with flat-bed Business Class seats will be taking over.


Current schedule

Currently you’ll have to be flying on SQ992 from Singapore to Phuket or SQ993 from Phuket to Singapore to experience the Boeing 777-200 with 2009 Regional Business Class seats.

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Not a bad ride for a short hop to Phuket or back to Singapore. (Photo: Edwin Leong)

Comfortable for a short journey, and a big step up from SilkAir’s Business Class, but still nothing to shout about.

It’s a daily flight departing Singapore at 9.50am, with a return from Phuket departing at 11.45am. Note that on Saturdays and Sundays the flight operates a bit earlier in the morning, but has the same flight numbers.

The service continues to operate this way until 26th October 2019, the end of the northern summer schedule.

New schedule

From 27th October 2019 the northern winter season schedules kick in and that’s the day this flight upgrades to the Boeing 777-200ER, with the much more spacious, all aisle access, flat-bed 2006 Business Class.