Thursday, October 19, 2006

SIA launches $ 360 mn upgrade programme

New Delhi: Coinciding with its fleet expansion plan, leading global carrier Singapore Airlines has launched a $ 360 million product upgrade programme introducing luxurious travel experience in all its classes.
The airline, which will induct its first mint-fresh Boeing 777-300 ER (extended range) plane in November, plans to introduce the upgraded services from December on long-haul flights from Singapore to Paris and subsequently Zurich, its newly-appointed General Manager to India, Foo Chai Woo, told reporters here.
It would take some more time for the upgraded service to be applicable on the India route, he said.
While eight seats on the First Class would have a spacious premium cabin, upholstered leather seats with 35-inch width convertible into flat beds, the Business Class would have 30-inch full-flat seats, which are 50 per cent wider than is currently offered.
19/10/06 PTI/The Hindu