Last month Singapore Airlines confirmed its flight schedules for the northern summer season from April 2023 through to October 2023, including days of operation and aircraft type allocation, and we’re now taking the opportunity update to our longstanding guide to the carrier’s First Class and Suites cabin products, by route and individual flight number.
While SIA operates one of five different Business Class seat types on every single route across its network, it’s not the same story for the carrier’s most prestigious First Class cabins, which were even completely withdrawn for a year between June 2020 and June 2021, due to aircraft groundings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since then First Class and Suites have happily made a progressive return to key destinations on the Singapore Airlines network, with 15 cities now seeing regular operation with these sought-after products.
Only two seat types remain
Before COVID-19 there were four different First Class and Suites cabin products still in service with Singapore Airlines, depending on the aircraft type and route or flight number you were travelling on.
However, the carrier confirmed back in November 2020 that all 12 of its Airbus A380s returning to the fleet would feature the latest Suites refit prior to re-entry to service, meaning we had already seen the end of the longstanding 2007 Suites from the Singapore Airlines network.
Additionally, premature retirement of the Boeing 777-300 (non-ER) aircraft meant we had already seen the last of the 2006 First Class cabin.
That leaves only one First Class and one Suites product in use across the fleet, as shown below.