Mumbai, June 30: Singapore Airlines will introduce its new Airbus A350-900 services to India starting July 1, as part of the airlines’ 70th anniversary celebrations, a top official said here on Friday.
The daily scheduled flight SQ421 will be operated with the new modern aircraft. The inaugural service will depart from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Saturday at 11.45 hrs, said Singapore Airlines General Manager, India, David Lim.
Encompassing advanced technology and superior operating efficiency, the new Airbus A350-900 offers customers an improved travelling experience and makes Mumbai the 16th destination to receive the service on the airlines’ network, Lim told the media persons here.
The 253-seater aircraft has higher ceilings, larger windows, extra wide body and lighting designed to reduce jetlag. It has a three-class configuration of economy 187, premium economy 24 and business class 42 seats.
Lim said the airline took delivery of its first A350-900 in March 2016 and has now 15 in the fleet with 52 more on firm order, including seven of the ultra-long-range A-350-900ULR variant.
Singapore Airlines is the launch customer for the A350-900ULR for which deliveries will start in 2018 and the aircraft would be deployed to relaunch non-stop services between Singapore and New York and Los Angeles.
To mark its 70th anniversary, Singapore Airlines is offering Mumbai travellers the A350 experience with special fares to Singapore starting at Rs 22,070 from Saturday and valid till April 30, 2018.