Singapore Airlines relaunched their massive Airbus A380 yesterday with a set of six new and exclusive first-class suites.
Able to carry up to 470 flyers, the massive aircraft is deemed the largest passenger plane in the world, and its first-class suites some of the most luxurious.
A one-way ticket in first class costs anywhere between $8,000 to $12,000. This price point gets you an ensuite wardrobe closet big enough for all of your luggage, a 32-inch HD touchscreen monitor paired with Bang & Olufsen noise-canceling headphones, a personal sliding door that opens directly to the aisles, automatic window shades and luxurious compartment finishes, including hand-tufted carpets and leather padded walls.
Each suite includes a full-sized bed and a reclinable swivel sofa chair by Italian luxury brand Poltrona Frau, which specializes in leather seating. Those traveling with a loved one can adjoin their individual 50-square-foot room with another to form a spacious 100-square-foot “double suite.” Beds can then be combined to become a roomy twin size.
Partnering with AeroFarms, Singapore Airlines also offers a farm-to-table dining experience with food grown in what it claims to be “the world’s largest vertical farm.” The indoor farm grows its food just five miles from John F. Kennedy Airport, giving passengers access to salad and vegetable dishes from produce picked just a few hours before take-off.
Prior to the new A380 launch, Singapore Airlines had been hit hard by the pandemic, forced to reduce a significant number of its U.S. flight routes over the past two years. The new Airbus celebrates the restoration of 90 percent of those routes.
Jane Nam ABD Phd Candidate in Social & Political Philosophy, currently located in Atlanta, GA. Interested in topics of human experience, freedom, responsibility, and love.
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