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Singapore Airlines axes First Class and Suites until February 2021

You can't book or redeem into Singapore Airlines' First Class or Suites cabins until February 2021, meaning Airbus A380s almost certainly won't fly again this year

Update 23rd August: Singapore Airlines has now further extended its withdrawal of First Class and Suites product inventory to April 2021.

SQ 2017 R Lalique Small (Singapore Airlines)

Back in June we revealed the sad news that Singapore Airlines had removed its First Class and Suites products from the planned schedules until September 2020 at the earliest, wiping out availability in their most prestigious cabins both for sale and for KrisFlyer award bookings.

Inventory was subsequently removed through 30th November 2020, however today it’s more bad news for First Class lovers, with confirmation that the airline has extended this block on First and Suites Class cabin space by a further two months until at least 1st February 2021.

This strongly suggests SIA will continue expanding its passenger flight schedule using only Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft for at least the rest of 2020.

SQ A350 ZRH 2 (Zurich Airport)
The first ever Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 to visit Zurich arrived on 10th June 2020. The type is now used regularly on the route, replacing an Airbus A380. (Photo: Zurich Airport)

Boeing 777-300 and -300ER aircraft are already operating only minimal cargo-only flights, confirmed in published schedules until at least 24th October 2020, while the fleet of Airbus A380s remains mothballed either at Changi or Alice Springs.

This withdrawal also likely means that only two of the airline’s five Business Class cabins will be seen in service until at least February 2021 – though that’s good news for those of you keen to see the back of the older 2006 and 2009 seats.


SIA has wiped out First Class until February 2021<