Under the terms of the agreement the aircraft will be delivered new from Airbus’ production line between 2013 and 2015. They will be operated...

Singapore Airlines has reached agreement with Airbus to lease another 15 A330-300s, providing the carrier with additional growth opportunities.

Under the terms of the agreement the aircraft will be delivered new from Airbus’ production line between 2013 and 2015. They will be operated by Singapore Airlines on routes within Asia, as well as to points in Australia and the Middle East.


The Airbus A330-300s will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. Singapore Airlines will lease the A330-300s for a minimum of six years, with an option to extend the lease term. The 15 additional A330-300s will join 19 Trent 700-powered A330-300s already in service with SIA, taken by the airline on a similar leasing deal. Singapore Airlines also has 20 A350-900s on order.

Singapore Airlines operates 19 late-model Airbus A330-300s on lease and has agreed to lease 15 more new A330-300s from Airbus, the lease beginning in the 2013-2015 period

“The A330s will enable us to add more capacity on regional and medium-range routes and further strengthen Singapore Airlines’ network offering. These new planes will also provide enhanced levels of comfort to our customers and boost operational efficiency,” says Goh Choon Phong, CEO of SIA. “Together with the additional A380s that we are taking delivery of this year, as well as Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s on order for the years ahead, the lease of the A330s is consistent with our long-standing policy of operating a young and modern fleet.”

SIA’s additional A330-300s will be configured in a two-class layout featuring the airline’s latest cabin product and service offerings. SIA’s Business Class cabin features a new seat specially designed for regional and medium-range routes, in a 2-2-2 configuration. The seat converts into an incline lie-flat bed.

Singapore Airlines’ medium-haul  Economy Class cabin is laid out in a 2-4-2 configuration, featuring a new-generation seat which is also available on the carrier’s Airbus A380s and Boeing 777-300ERs. Ergonomically designed to be comfortable for customers, the seat provides more personal space and increased legroom.

All seats feature the new KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system.