Amsterdam will be the first long-haul destination Singapore Airlines serves with its new Airbus A350-900s, the airline has announced.
Singapore Airlines expects to begin serving Amsterdam from Singapore with A350-900s by April.
SIA is due to take delivery in January of the first of 63 A350-900s for which it has placed firm orders.
Before introducing the A350-900 0n to its Singapore-Amsterdam services, SIA will operate the aircraft on select Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur flights on a temporary basis, for crew-training purposes.
The carrier will announce additional A350 destinations in the coming months.
“We are very much looking forward to the arrival of the new A350s, which will be fitted with our newest-generation cabin products, providing more comfort to our customers,” says Lee Wen Fen, SIA’s senior vice president marketing planning.
“This includes new Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class seats, and the world’s most advanced in-flight entertainment system,” adds Lee.
“Our investment in the A350s is in line with Singapore Airlines’ long-standing commitment to operate a young and modern fleet,” says Lee. “The highly efficient new aircraft will offer us the potential to open new routes, enhancing our network and further strengthening the Singapore hub.”
Singapore Airlines expects to take delivery of 11 A350-900s during the aircraft type’s first year of operation with SIA.
In addition to the 63 A350-900s for which SIA has placed firm orders, the carrier holds purchase options for 20 more.