Singapore Airlines: All flatbed business class from 2020

Singapore Airlines is planning on flat bed across its entire aircraft fleet. This will be for short hops like Singapore to Kuala Lumper as well as the longer overnight journeys. This will give the passenger consistency regardless of where you are heading. Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong said: “we’ll have lie-flat business class even on the shortest flights, even on the narrow-bodies!" The upgrades will commence in May 2020.

The new lie-flat Business Class seats will be in a forward-facing staggered layout. The new seats will be retrofitted onto aircraft already in the fleet. The upgrade programme will also see the installation of new seat-back in-flight entertainment systems in both Business Class and Economy class. Singapore Airlines plans to transfer some of its existing SilkAir Boeing 737s over to low-cost arm Scoot, “to expedite our upgrade of the narrow-body fleet… so that SilkAir – Singapore Airlines – can simply take new Boeing 737 deliveries" with flatbeds already installed.