The Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 fleet operates in three configurations. This page details the A350-900 Regional configuration, which will operate short- and medium-haul flights from Singapore across the Asia-Pacific region. The first aircraft was delivered in November 2018, with service entry slated for 17th December 2018. For the A350-900 or A350-900 ULR, click the links below.
|A350-900||A350-900 Regional||A350-900 ULR|
|42 J (2013 J)
24 W (2015 W)
187 Y (2013 Y)
|40 J (2018 RJ)
263 Y (2017 Y)
|67 J (2013 J)
94 W (2018 W)
|This is our fleet guide for the Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 Regional aircraft. For the A350-900 or A350-900 ULR aircraft, click the respective links above.|
|A350-900 Regional aircraft in service at 6th December 2018: 1|
How can I tell which Version I’m flying on?
If you’re flying in Business Class and the seat map ends at row 22, you’re in an A350-900 (Standard) aircraft, if it ends at row 21 you’re in an A350-900 Regional aircraft (you’re on the right page already), and if it ends at row 29 you’re in an A350-900ULR aircraft.
If you’re flying Premium Economy Class and the seat map goes up to row 33, you’re in an A350-900 (Standard) aircraft. If it goes up to row 43, you’re in an A350-900ULR. The A350-900 Regional does not feature a Premium Economy cabin.
If you’re flying Economy Class and the seat map goes up to row 62, you’re in an A350-900 (Standard) aircraft. If it goes up to row 70, you’re in an A350-900 Regional (you’re on the right page already). The A350-900ULR does not feature an Economy cabin.
The A350-900 Regional will start flying in the Singapore Airlines fleet on 17th December 2018 between Singapore and Adelaide, then the following day between Singapore and Jakarta. Flights to Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur will follow in January 2019.
The aircraft is fitted with the latest 2018 Regional Business Class seats, which currently feature on Singapore’s Boeing 787-10 aircraft. We have a full review of the product available here.
A350-900 Regional Business Class
The 2018 Regional Business Class seats are arranged in a ‘staggered 1-2-1’ layout, as on Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 aircraft. Though the seats are identical, the aisles on the A350 are slightly wider by about 6cm each compared to the 787 due to the wider fuselage.
Unlike the 787-10 the Business cabin on the A350 Regional is split across two sections, a larger forward section and a 3-row mini-cabin behind the second main aircraft doors.
Of the 40 Business Class seats on this aircraft there are 6 couple middle pair opportunities at 11D/F, 14D/F, 16D/F, 18D/F, 19D/F and 21D/F. Since row 11 and row 19 are at the bulkhead position, that means two of these pairs feature additional space, easier access and slightly longer bed length. See our special review of the middle pairs at row 11 on the 787-10 for details.
If you’re a fan of privacy there are 8 of the individual window seats with the storage console located between the seat and the aisle at 12A/K, 15A/K, 17A/K and 20A/K.
Seats 11A and 11K, the window seats in the front row, each feature a bassinet position which unusually also doubles as a very handy storage area if you’re travelling without an infant.
While stowage there is not permitted for takeoff and landing, once in flight it’s a very useful place to have your bag in easy reach throughout the journey.
The foot well and stowage directly beneath are also much bigger at all row 11 and row 19 seats, making the seat slightly bigger when converted to bed mode too. The literature pocket is also a more useful flat shape for stowing your own items. See our mini-review for details.
Be aware however a Business Class toilet is located directly ahead of seat 11A and the Business Class galley is located in front of row 11, meaning more noise and foot traffic in this area. If an infant is travelling in one of the bassinet positions (seats 19A or 19K) there is also the possibility of some disturbance near those seats.
Row 18 is directly in front of the other two Business Class toilets and row 19, the first row in the smaller rear section, has two bassinet positions. There are also 4 bassinet positions at the first row in Economy Class, directly behind row 21, with only a partition divider here.
We would aim towards the mid section of the forward cabin on a longer night flight for these reasons.
A350-900 Regional Premium Economy Class
There is no Premium Economy Class cabin fitted on the A350-900 Regional, only Business Class and Economy Class are featured.
A350-900 Regional Economy Class
Economy class is in a 3-3-3 configuration on the A350 Regional aircraft. This will be fitted with the same new Economy seats as those featured on the 787-10.
Again the aisle width is slightly better due to the wider fuselage of the A350.
Forward Zone seating, which attracts an additional charge for those travelling on Economy Lite and Economy Standard fares (unless they hold KrisFlyer Elite Gold or PPS status) is located at rows 41 to 47.
Extra legroom seats are at 55B/C/H/J and 56A/K positions.
Two elusive pairs are available at 69B/C and 70B/C, ideal for friends or couples travelling together
In terms of bassinets, 4 of the 5 available in this cabin are located at row 41 (directly behind the last row of Business Class – why do airlines do this?), with the remaining single bassinet at seat 55G. There could be some additional disturbance near these seats on flights with an infant travelling.
A large bank of four toilets (the middle toilet depicted is actually two) is located behind row 54, and all passengers in the forward Economy Class cabin section will be walking back to this area to use these, resulting in increased foot traffic and noise around this area.
(Cover Photo: Alan Wilson)