Singapore Airlines (SIA) today said it will deploy the latest wide-body Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft on the New Delhi-Singapore route from October this year.
SIA was the world’s first airline to take delivery of Boeing’s newest Dreamliner variant in March and will also be the first to fly it to India, a release said.
The Far-east Asian carrier currently operates two daily flights to the national capital. Of the two, one flight is operated by B787-9, while another service is catered by the Airbus A380.
The inaugural Boeing 787-10 service will depart from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi at 0955 hours on 28 October 2018, the release said.
The airlines’ winter schedule in India commences from the last week of October every year and goes up to the last week of March.
The daily scheduled flight SQ401/402 will be served by B787-10, while the daily scheduled evening flight SQ403/406 will continue to operate on the Airbus A380 aircraft, it said.
The SIA 787-10s are configured with 337 seats in two classes, 36 in business and 301 in economy.
Singapore Airlines has invested USD 350 million in the introduction of the new regional cabin product on an initial 20 787-10s, which features fully-flat beds and personalised in-flight entertainment, among others, it said.