Singapore Airlines is revamping its product offering flying to India gradually. It currently operates the regional Airbus A330 and Boeing 772 aircraft to several cities in India.
SQ also operates the Airbus A380 to both Mumbai and New Delhi, apart from a few 777 services. The revamp started with the A350 on one of the frequencies on Mumbai – Singapore route. It was followed by the 787-10 on one of the two frequencies on the Delhi – Singapore route.
Singapore Airlines Country Manager David Lim confirmed to Live From A Lounge in a conversation in October 2018 that Indian airports will gradually see a shift to regional A350s and 787-10s as Singapore Airlines slowly retires their A330 fleet.
Bengaluru was the first Indian city to receive the Singapore Airlines A350 regional service. Singapore Airlines now operates 10x weekly A350R service to Bengaluru. Kolkata was the second city to receive Singapore Airlines’ A350 regional service.
Singapore Airlines introduced new First Class suites and revamped business class, premium economy and economy class onboard the A380 in 2017. The five new A380s with new hard product replaced 5 of the oldest Singapore Airlines A380s. Singapore Airlines also started reconfiguring the older 14 A380s, with the first one already refurbished and ready to enter service.
With the reconfiguration, the Airbus A380 Singapore Airlines reduced the number of Suites/First class seats from 12 to 6. The new/refurbished A380s have six first-class suites, 78 business class seats, 44 premium economy seats and 343 economy class seats.
From August 1, 2019, Singapore Airlines will deploy an A380 with new Suites on Delhi-Singapore route. The second frequency will continue to be operated with a 787-10.
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SQ403 DEL2155 – 0610(+1 day)SIN 388 D
This move, however, is shortlived. Singapore Airlines will redeploy an A380 with the old hard product from September 1, 2019. From September 1, 2019, Singapore Airlines will deploy an A380 with the new Suites on Mumbai – Singapore route.
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SQ423 BOM2340 – 0740(+1 day)SIN 388 D
Singapore Airlines will deploy the A380 with new Suites for the entire winter 2019 as well as summer 2020 season for now.
Singapore Airline is currently offering lower fares on suites if you want to take advantage of it. While a one-way ticket on Mumbai-Singapore will cost INR 123K, on Delhi-Singapore route, it will cost INR 134K.
If you want to enjoy the new Singapore Airlines suites for a longer journey, you can book an INR 380k roundtrip journey on Mumbai-Syndey route, with all four segments on the new first class suites.
Alternatively, you can book a oneway suite on Mumbai-Singapore or Delhi-Singapore route for just 53,000 KrisFlyer miles, and there are consistent saver level seats available also. You can transfer from the following programmes to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer if you don’t have enough KrisFlyer Miles:
- American Express Platinum Charge Card
- American Express Membership Rewards Credit Card
- American Express Gold Charge Card
- Citi Prestige
- Citi PremierMiles
- HDFC Bank Diners Club Black
- HDFC Bank Infinia