Singapore Airlines will begin flying its new Boeing 787-10 aircraft to Perth from May 7 2018, bringing with it the airline's new lie-flat business class seating.
The Dreamliner will make its inaugural journey to Perth on Monday May 7 as SQ223 and return to Singapore that same day as SQ214, although from Tuesday May 8 the Boeing 787-10 will be rostered onto the daily SQ215/SQ216 service.
The jet features Singapore Airlines’ all-new regional business class seat in a 1-2-1 configuration, providing direct and uninterrupted aisle access to every passenger plus a fully flat bed.
There's no premium economy on these planes, with 301 economy seats perched behind business class.
Passengers booked into the pointy end of the Boeing 787-10 will want to select the best of those business class seats, which our expert seat guide suggests are
- 11A and 11K, where unused bassinet space creates a 'corner office above the clouds'
- any A or K seat for solo travellers (but only 12A, 12K, 15A, 15K, 17A, 17K, 19A or 19K if you want to be directly next to the window)
- couples should book the following pairs of middle seats: 11D and 11F, 14D and 14F, 16D and 16F, 18D and 18F, 20D and 20F
- but avoid 16A and 16K, which have no window
Singapore Airlines is the global launch customer for the Boeing 787-10 which will replace the airline’s older Boeing 777-200 and Airbus A330 jets on regional routes.