On Tuesday, the airline said it had invested around S $ 230 million in the development, design and installation of “new industry-leading cabin products” for the 737-8.
“This is the culmination of three years of innovation and hard work, involving extensive customer research and close partnerships with designers and suppliers,” said SIA Senior Vice President of Business, Mr. Lee. Lik Hsin, adding that the improvements would give passengers a “premium travel experience ”through its network.
“This significant investment demonstrates Singapore Airlines’ commitment to maintain its leadership position in the airline industry,” he added.
The upgrades will provide passengers on SIA’s narrow-body aircraft with a similar customer experience to those who fly its wide-body aircraft, delivering “consistent and premium travel travel” across its network, the airline said.
All SIA 737-8 planes will have 154 seats in two classes, including 10 in business class and 144 in economy class.
Business Class passengers will enjoy reclining seats in fully flat beds, designed by London-based Factorydesign and manufactured for SIA by Thompson Aero Seating.
Meanwhile, the economy class cabin will feature “sleek, slim seats,” which were built by Collins Aerospace.
“The cabin of the 737-8 has been designed with particular emphasis on ergonomics, helping to ensure that everything is within reach for customers,” said SIA.