There’s a future for international first class, and it’s sooner than many had thought. Singapore Airlines had zeroed out first class from sale through March 2022, but now they’re bringing it back in June.
Singapore Airlines had stopped selling first class last year because it wasn’t clear which routes would see a plane that offers a Suites or First Class cabin again, and when.
Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER First Class
However as the airline ramps up its flying it is bringing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft back into rotation. The plane offers a first class cabin, and they’re selling first class starting in June between Singapore and Sydney, Hong Kong, and Jakarta. (HT: Milelion)
Suites are still not available because Singapore’s A380s remain grounded, but they’re expected to return to service as A380s are being converted to the airline’s new interiors.
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Suite
Moreover Singapore plans to open new a new Private Room first class lounge later this year.
Singapore Airlines The Private Room
Singapore Airlines is also expected to debut a new first class product on Boeing 777X aircraft when those are delivered.
For now though most long haul routes remain operated by Airbus A350 aircraft with business class as the top cabin.