Singapore Airlines will launch Boeing 787-10 aircraft on the Chennai-Singapore route, replacing the Airbus A330-300 aircraft from May 20, 2020. The move will make the airline the first international carrier to operate this new-generation aircraft type to Chennai, report agencies.
The inaugural flight, SQ529, will depart from Chennai International Airport at 2315 hrs on May 20, according to a press statement.
With the introduction of the new aircraft, Singapore Airlines will increase its frequency out of Chennai to 13 flights a week from the previous 10. Combined with its subsidiary, SilkAir, this number will progressively increase to 17 flights a week by June 1, 2020.
The 787-10s are configured with 337 seats in two classes, featuring 36 Business Class and 301 Economy Class seats. SIA invested USD350 million on the introduction of the new regional cabin products on an initial 20 787-10s. The cabin products feature fully-flat beds and direct aisle access for all Business Class customers, ergonomically designed contour backrests, with six-way adjustable headrests in Economy Class and a personalised in-flight entertainment experience for all customers through myKrisWorld.