The second destination to receive Singapore Airlines’ new B787-10 aircraft on regular service will be Perth. Starting from May 2018, one of four daily flights between Singapore and Perth will be operated using the new aircraft.
Prior to this, Singapore Airlines will be deploying the B787-10 aircraft to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok for crew training, before commencing the regular service to Osaka.
Singapore Airlines will be the first to operate the B787-10, and has 49 aircraft on firm order, with the first delivery expected in Mar 2018. The aircraft will feature a new regional Business Class product, which has yet to be revealed, but rumoured to be similar to the seats shown below.
According to Mainly Miles, the layout is postulated to be in a 1-2-1 staggered configuration, with alternate rows offering ‘couple seats’. This was deduced from the seat map published on the Global Distribution System (GDS) which shows alternating rows having seats with disabled access available. Those seats away from the aisle will definitely provide a greater degree of privacy, compared to those situated closer to the aisle.
However, Singapore Airlines has remained very guarded with respect to the product launch, which will take place in the near future. It remains to be seen how exactly the seats will look like, as well as the exact layout in the new regional Business Class.