SIA to introduce Boeing 787-10 services to India from Oct 2018
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced the introduction of its Boeing 787-10 services to India. It was the world’s first airline to take delivery of Boeing’s newest Dreamliner variant in March 2018 and will also be the “first to fly” it to India. The inaugural Boeing 787-10 service will depart from Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi at 0955 hours on 28 October 2018. The daily scheduled flight SQ401/402 will be served by this new aircraft while the daily scheduled evening flight SQ403/406 will continue to operate on the Airbus A380 aircraft.
Constructed using lightweight composite materials, the 68-metre 787-10 is the longest variant of Boeing’s Dreamliner range of aircraft. With superior operating efficiency and advanced technology, the newest addition to the Airline’s fleet is designed to offer a more tranquil cabin experience. Customers can look forward to customisable lighting preferences with large electronically dimmable windows, cleaner air, and a quieter and smoother ride.
SIA is the largest customer for the 787-10, with firm orders for 49 of the type. It is fitted with the next generation of regional cabin products which is redefining air travel for flights up to eight hours. The 787-10s are configured with 337 seats in two classes, featuring 36 Business Class seats and 301 Economy Class seats. SIA invested US$350 million in 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 personalised in-flight entertainment (IFE) experience for all customers through myKrisWorld.