Singapore Airlines is due to collect its first Airbus A350-900 from Airbus’s Delivery Centre in Toulouse, France tomorrow. It will launch its aircraft’s first long-haul flight to Amsterdam on 9 May 2016. The aircraft will serve the daily flight from Singapore Changi Airport to Amsterdam on flight SQ324 and its return flight on SQ 323.
The aircraft will be deployed to selected destinations within Asia on a temporary basis prior to the launch of Amsterdam flights.
In July this year, the A350-900 will be used to add services to Dusseldorf for Singapore Airlines. With 67 Airbus A350-900s on firm order, including seven of an ultra-long-range variant which will be delivered in 2018 for use on non-stop services between Singapore and points in the United States.
The initial batch of A350-900s for long-haul flights will seat 253 passengers in three classes, with 42 Business Class, 24 Premium Economy and 187 Economy class seats.