Singapore Airlines has revealed the cabin products to be installed on its single-aisle B737-8 fleet. It was confirmed a couple of years back that the airline had chosen the Thompson Vantage seat for its Business Class on the B737-8. With this announcement, Singapore Airlines is well on the way to having lie-flat seats in Business Class, even on its shortest routes.
There will be a total of 10 seats in Business Class, arranged in a 2-2/1-1 configuration in alternating rows.
Rows 11 and 14 are great for couples, while row 12 features the ‘throne’ seats, which is great for solo travellers.
Note that unlike the other medium- and long-haul Business Class seats onboard the wide-body fleet, not all passengers will have direct aisle access on the B737-8. Those seated in 11A/K and 14A/K might just have to cross over their seat partner to move into the aisle.
That being said, this is still a major upgrade from the current seats installed in Business Class. The new seats measure up to 22 inches in width, and reclines directly into a comfortable lie-flat bed 76 inches long. This is a culmination of a S$230 million investment, with the aim of providing passengers with a more consistent Business Class experience across the entire fleet.
Economy Class passengers onboard the B737-8 will also receive a major upgrade. Singapore Airlines will be installing its long-haul Economy Class product, offering inflight entertainment in every seat.
Overall, the cabin upgrade onboard the B737-8 is a great move by Singapore Airlines to ensure that all passengers can travel in comfort, even on its short- and medium-haul routes. While the exact routes have yet to be formally announced, we should be hearing more from the airline on its roll out plans in the coming weeks.