The Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 fleet operates in three configurations. This page details the A350-900 Medium Haul (A350 MH) configuration, sometimes referred to as the ‘A350 Regional’.
This variant operates short- and medium-haul flights from Singapore across the Asia-Pacific region. The first aircraft was delivered in November 2018, and entered service on 17th December 2018.
For details of the A350-900 Long Haul or A350-900 ULR, click the respective links below.
|A350-900 LH||A350-900 MH||A350-900 ULR|
|42 J (2013 J)
24 W (2015 W)
187 Y (2013/17 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 Medium Haul (MH) aircraft. For the A350-900 LH or A350-900 ULR aircraft, click the respective links above.|
|A350-900 MH aircraft in service at 16th July 2023: 24|
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 on an A350-900 LH aircraft, if it ends at row 21 you’re in an A350-900 MH aircraft (you’re on the right page already), and if it ends at row 29 you’re on an A350-900 ULR aircraft.
If you’re flying Premium Economy Class and the seat map goes up to row 33, you’re on an A350-900 LH aircraft. If it goes up to row 43, you’re on an A350-900 ULR. The A350-900 Medium Haul does not feature a Premium Economy cabin.
If you’re flying Economy Class and the seat map goes up to row 62, you’re on an A350-900 LH aircraft. If it goes up to row 70, you’re on an A350-900 MH (you’re on the right page already). The A350-900 ULR does not feature an Economy cabin.
The A350-900 MH has the highest seating capacity among SIA’s A350 variants, with 303 seats in a two-class regional configuration.
Flights to Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur followed shortly afterwards, with the aircraft now in extensive use across the region, having replaced the carrier’s Airbus A330s, which left the fleet prematurely in early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A350-900 MH Business Class
The Singapore Airlines Airbus A350 MH aircraft are fitted with the 2018 Regional Business Class seats, which also feature on SIA’s Boeing 787-10 aircraft.
That means a ‘staggered 1-2-1’ layout by Stelia.
Though the seats are identical, the aisles on the A350 are slightly wider by about 6cm each compared to the 787, due to the A350’s wider fuselage.
We have a full review of the product available here.
Unlike the 787-10, the Business cabin on the A350 MH is split across two sections, a larger forward section and a 3-row mini-cabin behind the second main aircraft doors.
Here’s how the seat map looks.
Luckily we now have to-scale representations from the excellent aeroLOPA site, which depicts the layout somewhat more accurately.
If you’re travelling solo and you’re a fan of privacy, there are eight of the individual window seats on the A350 MH with the storage console located between the seat and the aisle in the Business Class cabin.
These are at:
- 12A & 12K
- 15A & 15K
- 17A & 17K
- 20A & 20K
For couples or friends travelling together, there are also six middle pair opportunities at:
Seats at row 11 and row 19 are at the bulkhead position, which means they 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 more details.
Seats 19A and 19K, the window seats in the front row of the rear section, 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.
Note that this additional space does not feature at row 11, like it does on the carrier’s Boeing 787-10s.
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, the only A350 in the Singapore Airlines configuration with a toilet in this location.
Also 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 11 and row 19 are both blocked for advance seat selection until 96 hours prior to flight departure time on all A350 MH aircraft, unless you are a PPS Club member.
Row 18 is directly in front of two Business Class toilets, and row 19, the first row in the smaller rear section, which has two bassinet positions. There are also four bassinet positions at the first row of Economy Class, directly behind row 21, with only a partition divider here.
We would aim towards the forward cabin on a longer night flight for these reasons.
A350-900 MH Premium Economy Class
There is no Premium Economy Class cabin fitted on the A350-900 MH, only Business Class and Economy Class are installed.
A350-900 MH Economy Class
Economy Class is in a 3-3-3 configuration on the A350 MH aircraft. This is fitted with the same 2017 generation Economy seats as those featured on the 787-10.
Again the aisle width is slightly better, due to the wider fuselage of the A350 (these aircraft can actually take a 10-abreast 3-4-3 layout, so breathe a sigh of relief SIA didn’t do that!).
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.
Here’s how aeroLOPA site depicts the cabin in a to-scale layout, much more helpful than the airline’s own seat map.
Extra legroom seats are at 55B/C/H/J and 56A/K positions.
Two elusive couple pairs are available at 69B/C and 70B/C, ideal for friends or those 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 by SIA is actually two, thank you aeroLOPA!) 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: Adelaide Airport)