Dhaka: Singapore Airlines (SIA) will fly Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft between Bengaluru and Singapore thrice a week from May 18, the airline announced on February 18.
The 325-seater A350-900 of Airbus Industries is a twin-engine wide body passenger jet for medium and long-haul cruise in three-class configuration, with fuselage and wing structures made of carbon fibre reinforced polymer.
In a statement, David Lim, General Manager, India, Singapore Airlines, said, "The aircraft features higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body delivering more space and comfort, besides lighting designed to reduce jetlag."
Of the total seats in the jet, 40 in the business class are in a 1-2-1 row for direct aisle access for every passenger while the 263 seats in the economy class are in a 3-3-3 row.
"Passengers will have access to high-speed in-flight wireless service on the aircraft, equipped with Inmarsat GX aviation's broadband connectivity system," mentioned Lim.
The state-run airlines placed order for 67 such aircraft, including 29 in its fleet operating on medium haul and long-range routes.
"With Singapore as its main hub, the airline operates services to 63 destinations in 32 countries or territories, worldwide," added the statement.