Yes, this was supposed to be posted yesterday but due to a very busy schedule I was unable to do so, but it’s still worth posting about for those who didn’t know.
Yesterday, Singapore Airlines commenced A350 services into Brisbane. The carrier have been using a combination of A330’s and 777-200’s on the Singapore – Brisbane route so it’s quite nice to see the carrier bring new metal to the airport. The airline also operate the A350 to Melbourne and even once off to Perth so we’re pretty lucky to be receiving it.
The airline currently operate 4 services daily into Brisbane and this is the start of the service upgrade, by 2018 the capacity is expected to rise to by 53,040 seats on the Singapore – Brisbane route.
The three classed A350 seats 253 passengers in Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. There’s 42 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration. Each seat has a pitch of 60” and a width of 28.”
The Premium Economy cabin on the A350 features 24 seats in a 2-4-2 configuration. Each seat has a pitch of 38” and a width of 19.”
And finally, there’s 187 Economy seats which are in a 3-3-3 configuration. Each seat has a pitch of 32” and a width of 18.” If you’re wanting the best seats in Economy, Row 47 (front row of Economy) will be your best choice as it’s only 2-3-2 across but these will be hard to snag as they’re usually reserved for PPS members and Krisflyer Gold members.
Per Brisbane Airport,
“Combined with Singapore Airlines’ brand new airport lounge at the International Terminal and our award winning customer service, Brisbane Airport is increasingly becoming the gateway of choice for discerning business and leisure travellers,” Ms Alroe said.
“Additionally, premium flight options attract premium visitors seeking high-end experiences which significantly contribute to a vibrant growth in tourism, with the benefits rippling through the entire state.
“Any extra or upgraded service to Brisbane Airport helps boost the economy and will benefit all of Queensland as visitors connect onto other popular intrastate destinations, as well as visiting local hot spots like the Gold and Sunshine Coasts,” Ms Alroe said.
Last financial year Singapore Airlines carried more than 690,000 passengers to/from Brisbane and, from January 2018, will be offering 750,000 seats over 2,900 annual aircraft arrivals/departures, reinforcing Singapore Airlines’ major presence in Brisbane.
Overall, it’s fantastic to see Singapore operate their new aircraft into Brisbane and it’s the second A350 the airport has after Cathay Pacific.