Singapore Airlines’ New 737 Flat Bed Business Class

Singapore Airlines just unveiled the Boeing 737 MAX’s new interior, and the business class cabin looks beautiful.

The story of the Singapore Airlines Boeing 737

In the background, Singapore Airlines only flew wide-body aircraft until recently. The airline’s wholly owned subsidiary, SilkAir, worked with Singapore Airlines to operate narrow-body aircraft on regional routes.

In mid-2018 it was announced that Singapore Airlines and SilkAir would merge. As part of this, it was also decided that SilkAir’s aircraft will receive upgraded in-flight products to better match the quality of what Singapore Airlines has to offer.

That merger was officially completed in early 2021 when Singapore Airlines started flying 737 direct flights. Service initially began with the former SilkAir 737-800s, as the 737 MAX 8 were still on the ground. Now that 737 MAXs are back to fly, Singapore Airlines has unveiled the brand new cabins that will be installed on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (these will not be installed on 737-800s). The airline has commissioned 37 of them, six of them already in the fleet.

Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 MAX

Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 cabins

Singapore Airlines has now announced the Business Class and Economy Class cabins that we can expect to see on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the future. The airline is said to have spent SGD 230 million developing this new product, which is quite an investment.

The aircraft have a total of 154 seats, including 10 seats in business class and 144 seats in economy class. We can expect these aircraft to enter service in the coming weeks, with flights initially planned to Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal and Thailand.

Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 in Business Class

Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 737 will have an intimate business class cabin with just 10 seats in a staggered configuration. The first and third rows are in a 2-2 configuration while the second row is in a 1-1 configuration.

Boeing 737 business class cabin from Singapore Airlines

The airline selected the Thompson Aero staggered configuration for the aircraft with many customizations. The seats are up to 22 inches wide and transform into a 76 inch flat bed. Each seat has AC charging plus two USB sockets, a 16-inch TV with a touchscreen monitor, a reading lamp with adjustable brightness and plenty of storage space.

Most customers will be seated in the comfortable 2-2 configuration which is a pretty standard flatbed business class product for a slim body.

Seats in the Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 in Business Class
Seats in the Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 in Business Class

In the meantime, two lucky passengers have been given “throne” seats with direct access to the aisle and plenty of additional storage space.

Seats in the Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 in Business Class
Seats in the Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 in Business Class
Seats in the Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 in Business Class

The general layout here is very similar to that of most narrow-body aircraft with fully flat beds, including airlines like Aer Lingus, JetBlue, and TAP Air Portugal. So far we’ve mostly seen these products on Airbus A320 Family aircraft, so it’s cool to see this concept on a Boeing 737 Family aircraft (FlyDubai was the first airline to incorporate this type of seat into 737s).

Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 Economy Class

Economy class seats are designed by Collins Aerospace and are in a 3-3 configuration. The seats are 30 “inclined, 18” wide, and 5 “inclined. The seats have a 10 ″ personal TV and a USB socket (but without AC power). The slimline seats will also be equipped with a contoured backrest for better support and a four-way adjustable headrest with folding wings.

Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 economy class seats
Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 economy class seats
Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 economy class seats

In-flight entertainment and connectivity of the Singapore Airlines Boeing 737

Singapore Airlines will install Panasonic’s X-Series in-flight entertainment system on Boeing 737 aircraft. This will provide the same KrisWorld entertainment content that you find on other Singapore Airlines aircraft. There will even be an improved 3D flight map with over 20 different views that Avgeeks will undoubtedly appreciate.

The Singapore Airlines mobile app also allows customers to browse selections and create a personalized playlist of movies, TV shows and music. It will also be possible to control media playback directly from the personal device.

The Singapore Airlines 737 will also have Panasonic Wi-Fi service on board. The prices for this service have not yet been announced.

Personal entertainment of the Singapore Airlines Boeing 737

Bottom line

Singapore Airlines has unveiled its beautiful new regional cabins that will be available on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the future. This update comes as SilkAir has been integrated with Singapore Airlines, and in doing so, the airline is also improving the in-flight experience on these aircraft.

Singapore Airlines’ 737 Business Class looks amazing and I can’t wait to fly it. In economy class, it’s nice to have personal TVs, Wi-Fi, and the iconic service that Singapore Airlines is known for, but then again, slim, 30-inch reclining seats are hard to impress.

What do you think of Singapore Airlines’ new 737 cabins?

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