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

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

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Updated: 9th 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 125-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 October 2020 earlier this week, it’s time to update our First Class and Suites list through the end of the northern summer 2020 season. This helps 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
(100MB free)
Tick
(Unlimited)

(Photos: MainlyMiles)

You can see full details of each seat type at the following pages:

  • 2006 First Class seat – 2006 F
  • 2013 First Class seat – 2013 F
  • 2006 First Class suite – 2006 R
  • 2017 First Class suite – 2017 R

Which planes have which seats?

The full route tables below show the exact First Class seat or Suite type planned for each flight number between now and October 2020, 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 November 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 only 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 November 2019. The remaining 13 older aircraft are undergoing a refit program, so the new cabin will start to appear on more flights from 2020 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 2022/23 before all of them will be finished, if indeed the airline does refit all the A380s.

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 or Suite type fitted.

These tables are regularly updated (daily in some cases) with the latest information from the GDS timetables and other sources, so do bookmark this page and check back for the latest information.

Seat types by route and flight

Routes are to and from Singapore (SIN).

Updated: 9th December 2019. Valid until: 24th October 2020.

Auckland (AKL) Saver: 85,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
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
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ800 77W 2013 F Until 31 Jan 20
SQ801 77W 2013 F All
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
SQ806 77W 2013 F All
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
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ181 773 2006 F Selected days
SQ182 773 2006 F Selected days
Canberra (CBR) Saver: 85,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ288 77W 2013 F All
Delhi (DEL) Saver: 53,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ403 388 2006 R Until 30 Jun 20 and From 1 Sep 20
SQ403 77W 2013 F 1 Jul 20 – 31 Aug 20
SQ406 388 2006 R Until 30 Jun 20 and From 1 Sep 20
SQ406 77W 2013 F 1 Jul 20 – 31 Aug 20
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 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
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
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
SQ960 773 2006 F All
SQ961 773 2006 F All
SQ964 77W 2013 F From 29 Mar 20
SQ965 77W 2013 F From 29 Mar 20
SQ966 773 2006 F All
SQ967 773 2006 F All
SQ968 773 2006 F All
London (LHR) Saver: 125,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ305 77W 2013 F Until 30 Jun 20 and From 1 Sep 20
SQ305 388v3 2017 R 1 Jul 20 – 31 Aug 20
SQ306 77W 2013 F Until 30 Jun 20 and From 1 Sep 20
SQ306 388v3 2017 R 1 Jul 20 – 31 Aug 20
SQ308 388 2006 R All
SQ317 388v3 2017 R All
SQ318 77W 2013 F All
SQ319 388 2006 R All
SQ321 77W 2013 F All
SQ322 388v3 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
SQ916 773 2006 F 29 Mar 20 – 30 Sep 20
SQ916 77W 2013 F From 1 Oct 20
SQ919 773 2006 F All
SQ921 773 2006 F 29 Mar 20 – 30 Sep 20
SQ921 77W 2013 F From 1 Oct 20
Melbourne (MEL) Saver: 85,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
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
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 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
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 19 – 6 Jan 20
SQ623 388 2006 R 27 Dec 19 – 6 Jan 20
Paris (CDG) Saver: 125,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
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
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 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
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ825 77W 2013 F All
SQ828 77W 2013 F All
SQ830 388v3 2017 R All
SQ831 77W 2013 F All
SQ832 77W 2013 F From 29 Mar 20
SQ833 388v3 2017 R All
SQ835 77W 2013 F From 29 Mar 20
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 388v3 2017 R All
SQ222 388 2006 R All
SQ231 388 2006 R All
SQ232 388v3 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 773 2006 F Until 28 Mar 20
SQ631 77W 2013 F All
SQ634 77W 2013 F All
SQ635 77W 2013 F All
SQ636 77W 2013 F All
SQ639 773 2006 F Until 28 Mar 20
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 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
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ345 388v3 2017 R Until 30 Jun 20 and From 1 Sep 20
SQ345 388 2006 R 1 Jul 20 – 31 Aug 20
SQ346 388v3 2017 R Until 30 Jun 20 and From 1 Sep 20
SQ346 388 2006 R 1 Jul 20 – 31 Aug 20

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: 9th December 2019. Valid until: 24th October 2020.

Frankfurt ⇄ New York Saver: 86,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ25 388 2006 R All
SQ26 388 2006 R All
Hong Kong ⇄ San Francisco Saver: 104,000 miles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Dates
SQ1 77W 2013 F All
SQ2 77W 2013 F All
Tokyo ⇄ Los Angeles 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 9th November 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.

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. Upcoming routes in 2020 include Tokyo and Paris.

Bookmark that page for updates as more aircraft with the new product should be rolling out in 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 between now and October 2020 we can also reveal the cheapest KrisFlyer saver redemption rate by First Class / Suite cabin type on Singapore Airlines. Here’s your lowest rate one-way award ticket in each case:

  • 2006 F: Singapore to/from Brunei or Jakarta (27,500 miles)
  • 2013 F: Singapore to/from Jakarta (27,500 miles)
  • 2006 R: Singapore to/from BeijingDelhi or Mumbai (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 2018 Regional 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)

13 comments

    1. No problem. Seems correct as far as I can see though, most A380s are still v1 and v2. Can you give me an example of where it’s wrong? Thanks

  1. My hkg flight mid March affected by this. Should I contact SQ now to change or should I wait until Jan? You think they may change again? It was supposed to be biz 2007R but they switched to the old 2003.

  2. Do you know when we can expect to see the seat and suite types for the remainder of 2020 and early 2021? I’m hoping to book suites from JFK in January 2021 but there have been rumors of an equipment change and loss of suites on that route.

    1. JFK is apparently downgrading to the 777-300ER later next year. Not confirmed yet, but it looks like the route will never see the new Suites sorry!

      1. I saw this rumors floating around before Thanksgiving with some speculating we could get news back at the end of November. There still hasn’t been any news. The anticipation is killing me!

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