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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.

Temporary First Class lounge section. (Photo: Executive Traveller)

With up to 16 daily SIA departures featuring a First Class cabin from mid-April, a number that’s only likely to increase if border relaxations continue in the region, opening of the new dedicated lounges will be welcome news for passengers.

Which Champagne?

We couldn’t write about the latest First Class routes without covering this all-important topic!

Singapore Airlines offers three different Champagne options in its First Class and Suites cabins, however only two of those are ever loaded on each flight.

  • Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne 2008/9 – 4.5 stars
  • Krug Brut Champagne N.V. – 4.6 stars
  • Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2007 – 4.6 stars

The Champagnes tend to rotate by season on the network, and based on the latest inflight menus, which can be viewed online up to eight days prior to departure since SIA ditched printed menus in all cabins, here’s what you can expect on board by route at the time of writing.

Route
Comtes

Dom

Krug
Delhi
SQ406/403
 
Frankfurt
SQ26/25
 
Hong Kong
SQ895/894
 
Jakarta
SQ950/953
SQ964/965
SQ968/951
 
London
SQ306/305
SQ308/319
SQ317/322
 
Los Angeles
SQ12/11
 
Melbourne
SQ237/228
 
Mumbai
SQ423/424
 
New York
SQ26/25
 
Paris
SQ336/335
 
Shanghai
SQ830
Unknown – no meal service is offered, only a snack bag
Shanghai
SQ833
Unknown – no wines or Champagnes are listed
Sydney
SQ211/212
SQ231/222
 
Tokyo
SQ11/12
   
Zurich
SQ345/346
 
Singapore Airlines was pouring Dom Perignon 2008 alongside Krug on our Frankfurt – Singapore flight in First Class in September 2021, though the selection on this route is now Comtes and Dom.

Older First Class and Suites aren’t returning

Singapore Airlines confirmed back in November 2020 that all 12 of its Airbus A380s returning to the fleet would feature the latest cabin products prior to re-entry to service, meaning we had already seen the end of the longstanding 2007 Suites from the Singapore Airlines network.

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Additionally, premature retirement of the Boeing 777-300 (non-ER) aircraft means we’ve seen the last of the 2006 First Class cabin.

Don’t miss our heartfelt farewells to products we’ll probably all miss, even if they were a little past their prime.

Farewell 2006 First Class

READ THE ARTICLE

Farewell 2007 Suites

READ THE ARTICLE

Farewell 2006 First Class

READ THE ARTICLE

Farewell 2007 Suites

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Summary

Singapore Airlines will offer a First Class or Suites cabin on 15 routes over the next seven months, between April and October 2022, including to cities like London, Sydney, Melbourne, Jakarta and Tokyo.

Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER First Class. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

With fewer First Class seats on the network, it usually remains a matter of waitlisting for award space, or settling for the more expensive Advantage rates, though for travel to and from India this isn’t such an issue with a more generous allocation of Saver redemption seats, even in the A380 Suites cabin.

With the new SilverKris First Class lounge and The Private Room opening their doors in Singapore soon, we’re getting closer than ever to a pre-COVID experience for SIA’s most luxurious cabin classes, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see more confirmed routes with these products in the months ahead.

(Cover Photo: MainlyMiles)

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9 comments

  1. I noticed there is suites to Osaka in June but its not in the list. Is it an error or will the planes suddenly be swapped?

  2. I’m travelling First class on 16 May 2022. Do you have any idea when will the Private Room available? Hopefully by 15 May the Provate Room is open for First Class Passenger.

    1. Last I heard it’s still a couple of months away unfortunately. Fingers crossed for your trip but don’t get your hopes up!

      1. Yes the current confirmed schedule is to 29 Oct. Everything after that is still subject to change.

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