Is this Singapore Airlines' new Airbus A380 first class suite?

Is this Singapore Airlines' new Airbus A380 first class suite?

Yes, our spy snaps were 100% correct: now here is your first official look at Singapore Airlines' swish new Airbus A380 first class suites!

Read more: Inside Singapore Airlines' all-new Airbus A380 first class suites

PREVIOUS | Leaked photos of Singapore Airlines' all-new Airbus A380 first class suites seemingly reveal spacious 'apartments in the sky' with a swivelling leather armchair and seperate bed.

The over-sized suites shown in the spy snaps, which appear to be mock-ups located in an office, are significantly larger than the airlines' current first class cabins and mimic those of Gulf rival Etihad Airways, although the contemporary colour scheme is bound to prove controversial.

However, it's believed that only some of the six suites have the ability to have the partition between the luxe cribs lowered to create a twin bed arrangement.

These close-up shots of what are said to be SQ's new suites provide extra detail on the fittings...

... including concealed nooks with an inbuilt vanity mirror.

High sliding doors provide privacy for primo passengers.

And here we see what's said to be the spacious washroom located at the front-right corner of the first class cabin with plenty of room to change into and out of your PJs.

A second, more standard-sized lav sits at the front-left corner of the cabin.

The photos were shared overnight on social media websites FlyerTalk, SQTalk and The MileLion ahead of Singapore Airlines' official launch of its next-gen first class and business class on Thursday November 2.

The new suites and seats will debut on Singapore Airlines' newest Airbus A380, which will fly between Singapore and Sydney from December 18 2017 as SQ221/SQ232, and also be rolled out across the rest of the superjumbo fleet.

Read more: Singapore Airlines' launch of new A380 first, business class

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

30 comments

  • Brayden

    ThePerthTrav

    1 Nov, 2017 01:29 am

    If this is the actual suite, who needs a hotel then? Lol
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  • FLX

    FLX1

    1 Nov, 2017 10:56 pm

    @ThePerthTrav:
    "If this is the actual suite, who needs a hotel then?"
    I can immediately think of who would still need a hotel - Pax who are used to fly in EY's current F product branded Residence(Not Apartment).

    Based on these photos, this F product still lacks a private bathroom+a living room with sofa...both are std features on
    EY Residence.

    I think this F is on par with EY Apartment but clearly not with EY Residence.
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  • elchriss0

    elchriss0

    2 Nov, 2017 08:56 am

    But this gives heaps more space than EY apartments
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  • FLX

    FLX1

    2 Nov, 2017 06:47 pm

    @elchriss0:
    But this also gives heaps less space than EY Residence...
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  • elchriss0

    elchriss0

    2 Nov, 2017 06:50 pm

    residence = $100k return SYD-LHR so that's like saying is gives less space than hiring a private jet...
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  • Alex_upgrade

    alex_upgrade77

    1 Nov, 2017 01:36 am

    Nice one AusBT! They look great. Agree with the contrversial colour scheme which they started in Premium Economy. Not sure it works although it might be better live.

    Meanwhile, someone in product at SQ is looking for a new job.

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  • Eli

    Eli

    1 Nov, 2017 06:36 am

    You know that these leaks are ALWAYS on purpose. It's part of the PR plan to drum up energy and global chitty chat.


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  • Bob Burgess

    Bob Burgess

    1 Nov, 2017 12:40 pm

    Disagree. SQ doesn't need to drum up advance publicity, the anticipation is already very high, and the quality of the pics also doesn't show the product in its best light. Airlines keep as tight a lid on these things as they can in order to control the exercise. This is a random leak and I'd say that if SQ ever finds out somebody's head is going to roll!
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  • PK

    PK

    1 Nov, 2017 01:15 pm

    You do not leak a reveal of a major new premium product by showing it in an unflattering light.
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  • tazza0712

    tazza0712

    1 Nov, 2017 07:53 am

    Impressive amount of space! I think it will look better in the flesh. It appears to me that the photos don't do the level of finish justice, including detailing/texture in the various elements. Just a guess.
    Looking forward to seeing more tomorrow when the official reveal occurs.
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  • DiveTravel

    DiveTravel

    1 Nov, 2017 08:37 am

    Not sure as to why the colour scheme is considered controversial? Is it too similar to Etihad?
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  • Bob Burgess

    Bob Burgess

    1 Nov, 2017 12:16 pm

    I'd say it's because it isn't the high range of colours and deeper tones of SQ's most recent B777 first class and business class this looks more like the colours used for SQ's premium economy seat. I personally prefer this as it's lighter and more modern.
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  • jubbing

    jubbing

    1 Nov, 2017 11:10 am

    I can't be the only one who thinks that these photo's look like renderings more than actual 'photos'?

    Because it almost feels like Singapore signature splashes of color (subtle ones) are missing.
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  • Bob Burgess

    Bob Burgess

    1 Nov, 2017 12:14 pm

    The first and last photos look like a rendering but the other photos aren't, you can see a lot more detail such as the wallpaper pattern and also note the plastic sheeting on the floor in several photos.
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  • jubbing

    jubbing

    1 Nov, 2017 12:16 pm

    Did notice the plastic sheet - I don't think it's 100% finished - I think we'll be more impressed when we see launch photos tomorrow (with the color scheme, nothing against the cabin itself which looks great)
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  • Jeffrey ONeill

    sydboy007

    1 Nov, 2017 02:43 pm

    Why am I flying in 2 weeks. WWHHHY

    Hope they have these going to Zurich by September
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  • Kin Ho

    KinHo

    1 Nov, 2017 03:52 pm

    Sure hope that vase is "blu tacked" down.for takeoff and landing.
    Maybe the next installation will include a hammock set up option.
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  • BrisbanePE

    BrisbanePE

    1 Nov, 2017 04:01 pm

    Not that I'll ever have to be concerned about it, but I would feel claustrophobic isolated in these little compartments.
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  • John Phelan

    John Phelan

    1 Nov, 2017 06:09 pm

    Leave the door open - that will fix it.
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  • Russjking

    Russjking

    1 Nov, 2017 04:11 pm

    It is rumoured that after SYD the new 380's will be on the London route. Any truth in this and if so when?
    Would be heaven for me!
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  • David Flynn

    David

    1 Nov, 2017 04:17 pm

    It remains a rumour, albeit one based on Singapore Airlines' A380 suite availability (limited to six suites rather than 12) on certain flights from March 1 – we'll see if SQ has anything route-wise to share tomorrow.
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  • JOHN M

    mewettjohn

    1 Nov, 2017 04:53 pm

    Looks amazing, time to bash Qantas again, can't even get Premium Economy right.
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  • paul

    Paully

    1 Nov, 2017 06:33 pm

    Great- Wow Air travel is so much better then the 80's !!
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  • johnnypc67

    johnnypc67

    1 Nov, 2017 07:07 pm

    Love the concept but the colour is a bit blah.....mushroom

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  • Dave Thomas

    deethom

    1 Nov, 2017 08:28 pm

    Just what my one bedroom unit needs!!!
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  • Alex Moris

    Alex Moris

    1 Nov, 2017 11:10 pm

    And Qantas believe their current A380 first class product is just fine. (Cough)
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  • elchriss0

    elchriss0

    2 Nov, 2017 08:55 am

    Its fine if they didnt charge the same as the suites/apartments of other airlines...same is true of all their cabins. SQ pricing for average product.
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  • eminere

    eminere

    2 Nov, 2017 10:35 am

    Please. QF charges some of the highest prices around for F for what is a relatively average offering.
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  • elchriss0

    elchriss0

    2 Nov, 2017 11:01 am

    that's what I said...they charge the same pricing as SQ (or more) for average offering
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  • FLX

    FLX1

    2 Nov, 2017 07:53 pm

    @elchriss0:
    "...they charge the same pricing as SQ (or more) for average offering.."
    QF is able to sell F tickets @ that kinda prices, despite product inferiority, only in their home mkt where they're the largest player regardless of foreign or domestic.....especially in terms of FFP membership population.

    We can see the same home mkt power dynamics in Singapore where SQ consistently charge @ least 25% higher F fare than BA(and soon QF starting 26Mar18) on SIN-LHR route. A superior product partially justify part of that fare diff but not all.
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