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Singapore Airlines taking it up a notch in Canberra

By Tim Benson 1 June 2018 1
From Wednesday to Friday last week, visitors to Canberra International Airport had no need for a passport with Singapore Airlines showcasing their Business and Premium Economy seats in the foyer of the terminal. Photo: Jack Mohr Photography.

From Wednesday to Friday last week, visitors to Canberra International Airport had no need for a passport with Singapore Airlines showcasing their Business and Premium Economy seats in the foyer of the terminal. Photos: Jack Mohr Photography.

There are three things you need to know about Singapore Airlines out of Canberra:

  1. Singapore Airlines flies direct to Singapore seven days a week from Canberra, with connections to its global network of 134 destinations in 37 countries and territories;
  2. The aircraft they are flying on the route offers access to First Class, Business Class (both turn into lie flat beds), Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins (read about the Business Class and Premium Economy Class seats below); and
  3. If you fly in First, Business or Premium Economy Class, you can ‘Book the Cook’ and open up a world of culinary delights.

To get the word out on the great new seating options for flying direct to Singapore, Singapore Airlines has had on display at Canberra International Airport their new premium economy and business class seats.

In fact, the Boeing 777-300ER jets have 264 seats – including four First Class, 48 Business Class, 28 Premium Economy and 184 Economy Class seats.

“We are excited to bring the Premium Economy option to Canberra. No other airline has premium economy internationally out of Canberra. It’s a great fit for the Canberra market,” Singapore Airlines Area Manager NSW and ACT, Greg McJarrow said.

“Our Business Class seat provides every customer with direct aisle access, thanks to the 1-2-1 configuration, with every seat transforming into a fully-flat bed,” Greg stated.

Manager ACT Singapore Airlines, Hugh Chevrant-Breton, said, “Many travellers choose Business Class and Premium Economy because of the additional benefits including leg room or a fully flat bed and our exclusive Book the Cook dining options.”

“The Canberra region has really taken to Singapore Airlines’ excellent service and the convenience of flying directly out of Canberra seven days a week, connecting to our global network through the best airport in the world: Singapore’s Changi Airport.”

From Wednesday to Friday last week, visitors to Canberra International Airport had no need for a passport, with Singapore Airlines showcasing their Business and Premium Economy seats in the foyer of the terminal. Potential customers had the chance to sit, stretch out and lie in the ‘Next Generation Cabin Products’. To showcase all the comforts of the seats, four of Singapore Airlines’ famous Cabin Crew were on hand to help people experience the seats.

Next Generation Cabin Products – Singapore Airlines

No passport? That wasn't a problem for visitors to Canberra Airport last week, who got to experience Singapore Airlines' Business and Premium Economy seats in the foyer of the terminal. Potential customers had the chance to sit, stretch out and lie in the ‘Next Generation Cabin Products’. We were there to capture all the action.

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Didn’t manage to get down to have a look? No worries, we’ll tell you what you missed and give you some insight into Singapore Airlines’ First and Economy Class seats as well. If you want to travel First Class direct from Canberra to the rest of the world, then Singapore Airlines is your only option.

So, what do you get in First Class?

Treat yourself in one of four First class seats.

  • Spacious seats– 35 inches wide, upholstered in the finest grade full-grain leather with mahogany trimmings
  • Large flat bed– When transformed into a fully-flat bed, the seat extends to 82 inches providing greater sleeping comfort. Complete with linen, duvet and pillows
  • KrisWorld in-flight entertainment– Over 1,000 entertainment options – movies, television programmes, music, games and apps –on a 23-inch personal LCD, with Bose noise-cancelling headphones. On selected flights, stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues with Internet connectivity, as well as text and multimedia messaging
  • Book the Cook– Reserve your main course up to 24 hours before you fly, including creations by notable chefs from Singapore Airlines’ International Culinary Panel. Dine in restaurant setting onboard with full table service, and wines to match the food and altitude.

Business Class:

Now with 48 business class seats on each flight out of Canberra.

Singapore Airlines Business Class seats convert to a full flat bed. Photo: Jack Mohr Photography.

Singapore Airlines Business Class seats convert to a full flat bed.

New features include:

  • Spacious seats– arranged in a 1-2-1 layout, each one of the 28-inch wide forward facing seats has direct aisle access. With 132 degrees of incline as well as two new seating positions—the Lazy Z and Sundeck, there are even more options than ever before to sit back, relax and enjoy the Business Class experience. When it comes time to rest, the seat converts easily to a 78-inch fully flat bed
  • KrisWorld in-flight entertainment (as in First Class)
  • Book the Cook (as in First Class)

Premium Economy:

Now enjoy 28 Premium Economy seats out of Canberra on Singapore Airlines.

Manager ACT Singapore Airlines, Hugh Chevrant-Breton and one of Singapore Airlines' famous Cabin Crew demonstrating the Premium Economy seats our of Canberra. Photo: Jack Mohr Photography.

Manager ACT Singapore Airlines, Hugh Chevrant-Breton and one of Singapore Airlines’ famous Cabin Crew demonstrating the Premium Economy seats our of Canberra.

  • A calf-rest and foot-rest is built right into your seat. For the ultimate snoozing position, just recline (up to a generous 8 inches), stretch out, and enjoy the 38-inch seat pitch
  • Within your seat are two USB ports, a fully adjustable personal reading lamp, and power supply to charge your electronic devices
  • Premium Economy Book the Cook dishes can be booked up to 24 hours before you fly, or select from three meal choices on board
  • KrisWorld in-flight entertainment (as in First Class)
  • Priority Treatment – From check-in to boarding and baggage handling, enjoy priority treatment throughout your journey, including a generous 35kg of checked baggage and Champagne throughout the flight. 

Economy:

The 184 seats in a 3-3-3 layout in Economy provide customers with an 18.6-inch wide seat, personal 11.1-inch touchscreen monitor, new backrest cushion comes with bolstered sides for better back support , adjustable ergonomically sculpted headrests, a personal non-intrusive reading light and the chance to enjoy a selection of Asian and International dishes while you relax to one of the 1,000 plus entertainment options on the KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system.

So, there you have it, Singapore Airlines is continuing to show its commitment to the region by leading the pack on the standard, and range, of seating available on their international flights, daily, out of Canberra.

Visit singaporeair.com to book.

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JC 8:21 pm 01 Jun 18

Those seats are not new. New to Canberra yes, but the product was first fitted to New build SQ 777-300ER’s about 4 years ago and then progressively retrofitted to the remaining -300ER’s.

A mighty improvement over the regional seat on the -200 aircraft SQ used to fly here which is no surprise considering this is the long haul product.

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