Singapore Airlines first to fly Airbus A350 to Cape Town

Cape Town - With effect from October 30, 2016, the Cape Town Singapore route will be served by the latest generation Airbus A350-900.

Flights from Cape Town via Johannesburg to Singapore operate on every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Customers will also be able to enjoy the Airline's latest-generation cabin products on the A350-900 aircraft. Credit: SUPPLIED

The A350 is currently deployed on flights serving the Johannesburg – Singapore route on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This means that all seven weekly flights from Johannesburg to Singapore will now be served using the new A350–900 aircraft from 30 October 2016 onwards.

With advanced technology and superior operating efficiency, this newest addition to the Airline’s fleet will offer customers an improved travelling experience with features such as higher ceiling, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting designed to reduce jetlag.

Customers will also be able to enjoy the Airline’s latest-generation cabin products on the A350-900 aircraft. This includes all-new Business, Premium Economy and Economy class seats, as well as the award-winning KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system and in-flight service that even other airlines talk about.

Singapore Airlines’ initial batch of A350s are being fitted with 253 seats in three classes, seating 42 customers in Business Class, 24 in Premium Economy Class and 187 in Economy Class.

“Singapore Airlines is fully committed to the South African market and the deployment of our latest A350-900 reflects this.

“We have listened to the requests from our travellers and travel trade partners for more Business Class capacity and a Premium Economy product and these are now offered in the new aircraft,” adds Mr Kian Hwa Chua, General Manager Central and Southern Africa.

Adapted from a press release for IOL