SIA invests in cabin upgrades, profit up 13%

Singapore Airlines to invest US$325mn in 19 B777-300ERs

Singapore Airlines says it will invest US$325 million (€235 million) in upgrading the cabins of 19 of its B777-300ERs by September 2016, even as it noted in its financial report last week that the aviation market would remain challenging, with intense competition in many areas and economic uncertainty in key markets.

First class passengers can expect seats with a fixed-back shell design and curved side panels for added privacy, an ergonomically sculpted cushion and adjustable headrest, customised in-seat lighting, and seats 35 inches in width with an increased bed length of 82 inches.

In business class, seats will feature a greater recline at 132 degrees, an improved ergonomic seat cushion, two new seating positions and more stowage space.

Economy class seats will come with more personal space, leg room, new backrest cushions with side bolsters for better support and an ergonomically sculpted headrest cushion. SIA’s latest KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system will also be upgraded.

SIA reported an operating profit of S$259.3 million (€151 million) for the financial year ending March 31, up 13.1% over the year before.

TTG Asia


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