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Where is Singapore Airlines flying its First Class and Suites cabins?

A total of 15 cities on the SIA network will offer a First Class or Suites cabin from April to October 2022.

Here's the full list.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in June 2020, Singapore Airlines temporarily withdrew its First Class cabins from the limited operating network, having already mothballed the A380s and their Suites cabins three months earlier, in March 2020.

It was a long wait but the First Class cabin finally make it back into service around a year later, with reintroduction on six routes from June 2021.

First Class on Singapore Airlines flights made a comeback in June 2021. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Suites also made a welcome comeback, with the return of the Airbus A380 on London flights in November 2021.

Further expansion

Now that we are in the northern summer IATA timetable period, which runs from 27th March 2022 to 29th October 2022, Singapore Airlines has expanded its First Class and Suites offering across a total of 15 cities on the network.

This also comes as Singapore has relaxed its border measures, allowing fully vaccinated travellers to arrive from any country under the new Vaccinated Travel Framework (VTF) concept since 1st April 2022.

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From mid-April 2022, eight cities are served with the 2013 First Class cabin and five with the new 2017 Suites, while the remaining two benefit from both options.

Singapore Airlines
First Class and Suites Routes
(April – October 2022)

Route
2013 First Class

2017 Suites
Delhi
(till 14 Apr)

 
Delhi
(from 15 Apr)
 
Frankfurt  
Hong Kong  
Jakarta  
London
Los Angeles
 
Melbourne  
Mumbai  
New York  
Paris  
Shanghai
 
Surabaya
(from 15 Apr)
 
Sydney
Tokyo  
Zurich  

With the exception of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo, these are all two-way quarantine-free options for most Singapore residents, giving many our readers the opportunity to experience First Class and Suites cabins to and from several cities this summer.

Surabaya is probably the strangest addition! We expect these three times weekly flights are geared more towards the Boeing 777-300ER’s excellent underfloor cargo capacity, rather than any particular First Class cabin demand.

Schedules

Here’s a summary of the programmed flights on these 15 routes with a First Class or Suites cabin available for booking or award redemption until 29th October 2022.

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All services operate daily, unless otherwise stated.

Key:

  • 2013 F – 2013 First Class seat
  • 2017 R – 2017 First Class Suite

Delhi
(until 14th April 2022)

Singapore to Delhi
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ406 77W 2013 F 16:50 – 20:10
Delhi to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times 
SQ403 77W 2013 F 21:55 – 06:10*

* Next day

Delhi
(from 15th April 2022)

Singapore to Delhi
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ406 388 2017 R 16:50 – 20:10
Delhi to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ403 388 2017 R 21:55 – 06:10*

* Next day

Delhi one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 53,000 miles
  • Advantage: 98,000 miles

Frankfurt

Singapore to Frankfurt
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ26 388 2017 R 23:55 – 06:45*

* Next day

Frankfurt to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ25 388 2017 R 12:30 – 06:50*

* Next day

Frankfurt one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 125,000 miles
  • Advantage: 220,000 miles

Hong Kong

Singapore to Hong Kong
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ894 77W 2013 F 13:05 – 17:05
Hong Kong to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ895 77W 2013 F 18:50 – 22:40

Hong Kong one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 40,500 miles
  • Advantage: 73,000 miles

Jakarta

Singapore to Jakarta
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ950 77W 2013 F 06:20 – 07:05
SQ964 77W 2013 F 17:20 – 18:05
SQ968 77W 2013 F 21:55 – 22:40
Jakarta to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ951 77W 2013 F 05:25 – 08:10
SQ953 77W 2013 F 07:55 – 10:45
SQ965 77W 2013 F 19:00 – 21:50

Jakarta one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 27,500 miles
  • Advantage: 52,500 miles

London

Singapore to London
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ306 77W 2013 F 01:10 – 07:45
SQ308 77W 2013 F 09:00 – 15:40
SQ322 388 2017 R 23:30 – 05:55*
London to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ305 77W 2013 F 09:25 – 05:30*
SQ317 388 2017 R 11:25 – 07:30*
SQ319 77W 2013 F 20:50 – 16:55*

* Next day

London one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 125,000 miles
  • Advantage: 220,000 miles
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Los Angeles
(via Tokyo Narita)

Singapore to Los Angeles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ12 77W 2013 F 09:25 – 12:50
Los Angeles to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ11 77W 2013 F 14:20 – 01:15**

* Two days later

Los Angeles one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 130,000 miles
  • Advantage: 222,000 miles

Melbourne

Singapore to Melbourne
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ237 77W 2013 F 00:25 – 10:50
Melbourne to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ228 77W 2013 F 16:40 – 21:30

Melbourne one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 85,000 miles
  • Advantage: 155,000 miles

Mumbai

Singapore to Mumbai
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ424 388 2017 R 19:00 – 22:10
Mumbai to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ423 388 2017 R 23:40 – 07:40*

* Next day

Mumbai one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 53,000 miles
  • Advantage: 98,000 miles

New York
(via Frankfurt)

Singapore to New York
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ26 388 2017 R 23:55 – 11:10*

* Next day

New York to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ25 388 2017 R 20:55 – 06:50**

** Two days later

New York one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 132,000 miles
  • Advantage: 237,000 miles

Paris

Singapore to Paris
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ334^ 77W 2013 F 13:55 – 21:15
Mon, Thu, Sat
SQ336 77W 2013 F 00:15 – 07:35
Paris to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ333^ 77W 2013 F 22:40 – 17:30*
Mon, Thu, Sat
SQ335 77W 2013 F 12:00 – 06:50*

^ From 2nd June 2022
* Next day

Paris one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 125,000 miles
  • Advantage: 220,000 miles

Shanghai

Singapore to Shanghai
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ830 388 2017 R 08:00 – 13:25
Mon only
Shanghai to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ833 388 2017 R 16:50 – 22:20
Mon only

Shanghai one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 53,000 miles
  • Advantage: 98,000 miles

Surabaya

Singapore to Surabaya
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ922 77W 2013 F 07:50 – 09:05
Wed, Fri, Sat
Surabaya to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ923 77W 2013 F 10:10 – 13:30
Wed, Fri, Sat

Surabaya one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 27,500 miles
  • Advantage: 52,500 miles

Sydney

Singapore to Sydney
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ231 388 2017 R 00:45 – 11:25
SQ211 77W 2013 F 09:35 – 20:15
Sydney to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ212 77W 2013 F 08:55 – 14:15
SQ222 388 2017 R 16:00 – 21:20

Sydney one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 85,000 miles
  • Advantage: 155,000 miles

Tokyo Narita

Singapore to Tokyo Narita
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ12 77W 2013 F 09:25 – 17:30
Tokyo Narita to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ11 77W 2013 F 19:00 – 01:15*

* Next day

Tokyo one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 70,000 miles
  • Advantage: 120,000 miles

Zurich

Singapore to Zurich
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ346 77W 2013 F 01:25 – 08:15
Zurich to Singapore
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ345 77W 2013 F 11:45 – 05:55

* Next day

Zurich one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 125,000 miles
  • Advantage: 220,000 miles

Fifth-freedom routes

Singapore Airlines also has “fifth-freedom” traffic rights on the following two routes featuring a First Class or Suites cabin this summer, meaning you can travel solely between these cities without connecting to or from Singapore itself.

Frankfurt New York

Frankfurt to New York
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ26 388 2017 R 08:35 – 11:10
New York to Frankfurt
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ25 388 2017 R 20:55 – 10:40*

* Next day

Frankfurt New York one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 86,000 miles
  • Advantage: 140,000 miles

Tokyo Los Angeles

Tokyo to Los Angeles
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ12 77W 2013 F 18:40 – 12:50
Los Angeles to Tokyo
Flight Aircraft Seat Type Times
SQ11 77W 2013 F 14:20 – 17:50*

* Next day

Tokyo Los Angeles one-way First Class / Suites KrisFlyer award rates:

  • Saver: 107,000 miles
  • Advantage: 182,000 miles

Be sure to bookmark our continually updated page of SIA First Class and Suites seat types by route for the latest updates.

  First Class Seat Types by Route

Awards

With only four seats in the 2013 First Class cabin on the Boeing 777-300ER and only six Suites in the airbus A380s, it’s more difficult than ever to secure Saver award space in these cabins on Singapore Airlines flights, especially to and from the more popular destinations like Europe and the USA.

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We did find some immediately confirmable Saver awards in First Class / Suites on the following routes:

  • Delhi
  • Melbourne (limited)
  • Mumbai
  • Sydney (limited)
Saver suites awards are a possibility on India flights

Unfortunately it’s only waitlist Saver or immediately confirmable Advantage rates on most other routes, like London, Paris, Tokyo and New York.

It’s possible to get First Class Saver awards from Sydney to Singapore, but you’ll probably have to stump up for Advantage to get the A380 Suites cabin

In some cases, even Advantage awards are waitlisted.

Shanghai and Surabaya flights appear to have only very limited Advantage award space on inbound flights to Singapore only.

The post-COVID First Class experience

Back in September 2021 we travelled in First Class on the inaugural VTL flight from Frankfurt to Singapore, and we were happy to report that the experience hasn’t lost its shine, despite a few COVID restrictions still being in place.

See our comprehensive review for a full rundown on our experience.

Pre-COVID reviews

In mid-2018 we concluded our round-the-world trip in First Class on SQ1 from San Francisco to Singapore via Hong Kong in this excellent cabin, and had the chance to thoroughly review it including both a long-haul and short-haul experience across the two stages of the journey.

If you haven’t tried the product, while we can’t recommend parting with Advantage award rates, we don’t think you’d be disappointed.

Meanwhile here’s our review of the Suites cabin (including the double bed), which was the first flight on our 2018 round-the-world trip from Singapore to Hong Kong.

First Class check-in at Changi

Passengers travelling in First Class or Suites on Singapore Airlines, in addition to PPS Solitaire members, will be pleased to know that the First Class check-in reception at Changi Terminal 3 reopened in December 2021.

The Singapore Airlines First Class check-in reception. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

This offers a separate drop-off point, a private check-in area and an exclusive immigration clearance facility where you emerge into the transit area just a short stroll and quick escalator ride from the SilverKris lounge complex.

New First Class lounges are coming

Unfortunately there’s one element of the First Class or Suites experience at Changi Airport that still falls a little below expectations, and that’s lounges.

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Singapore Airlines is still completing its new First Class lounge and The Private Room.

The project has slipped during the COVID-19 period, but is now slated for completion in the coming months.

Exclusive dining for First Class passengers in The Private Room. (Image: Singapore Airlines)

This should certainly be part of the experience to look forward to again, with the First Class lounge sporting a flagship bar, while in The Private Room (exclusive to SIA First Class passengers) we can look forward to “an enhanced epicurean journey with fresh and seasonally curated dining offerings, on top of the perennial local favourites”, according to the carrier.

For now SIA’s First Class passengers are accommodated in a separate section of the temporary SilverKris lounge, including additional dining and Champagne options.