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First A350 XWB of Singapore Airlines receives the traditional water cannon salute at Singapore Changi airport.
First A350 XWB of Singapore Airlines receives the traditional water cannon salute at Singapore Changi airport.

Johannesburg and Cape Town are next A350 destinations of Singapore Airlines

Johannesburg in South Africa will become the second long-haul destination for Singapore Airlines’ new generation Airbus A350-900.

fleet, with effect from June 27, 2016.

Starting June 27, the A350 will be initially deployed on flights serving the Singapore-Johannesburg route on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The A350 frequency will progressively increase to cover all seven weekly Johannesburg flights, including four weekly flights which continue on to Cape Town.

Like its competition the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Airbus A350 XWB (eXtra Wide Body) features advanced technology and superior operating efficiency, along with one of the lowest noise profiles of any jetliner in service. Passengers experience improvements in higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body, lower altitude cabin pressure, and lighting designed to reduce jetlag.

Customers will also be able to enjoy the Airline’s latest-generation cabin products on the A350-900 aircraft. This includes all-new Business, Premium Economy and Economy class seats, as well as the award-winning KrisWorld in-flight entertainment system.

Singapore Airlines A350s currently offer 253 seats in three classes, seating 42 customers in business, 24 in premium economy, and 187 in economy class.

The airline currently operates its two A350-900s on the Singapore Amsterdam route. After South Africa, the island nation’s carrier will commence A350 a new service to Düsseldorf in Germany, from July.

Singapore Airlines currently has two A350-900s in service and another 65 on firm order.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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