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Singapore Airlines has announced that Johannesburg, South Africa, will become the second long-haul destination served by its latest-generation Airbus A350-900 fleet, effective June 27.
The A350 will initially be deployed on flights serving the Singapore-Johannesburg route on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The frequency of A350-900 service will progressively increase to cover all seven weekly Johannesburg flights, including four weekly flights which continue to Cape Town.
The newest addition to the airline’s fleet will offer customers an improved traveling experience, Singapore Airlines said, with features such as higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body and lighting designed to reduce jet lag.
Customers will also be able to enjoy the airline’s latest-generation cabin products on the A350-900 aircraft. The updated cabins include all-new Business, Premium Economy and Economy class seats, as well as the KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system.
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.
The Airline took delivery of its first A350-900 in March and initially deployed the aircraft on select short-haul flights for crew training purposes, before deploying it on daily services to Amsterdam earlier this month. As previously announced, the A350-900 will also be used on flights to Dusseldorf, Germany, which will be a new destination in the Singapore Airlines route network starting in July.
Singapore Airlines currently has two A350-900s in service and another 65 on firm order.