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SIA to deploy first A350 to Amsterdam in April '16
SINGAPORE Airlines will receive its first Airbus A350 aircraft in January next year, which it plans to deploy to Amsterdam.
The airline has a total of 63 A350-900s on firm order, plus purchase options for a further 20. It expects to take delivery of 11 planes in the first year of operation.
Services to Amsterdam will start in April, prior to which the airline will use the new aircraft on certain Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta flights to train its crew.
In addition to its next-generation cabin products, the A350s will also include premium economy class, which it launched in August.
"Our investment in the A350s is in line with SIA's longstanding commitment to operate a young and modern fleet," said SIA's senior vice-president (marketing planning) Lee Wen Fen. "The highly efficient new aircraft will offer us the potential to open new routes, enhancing our network and further strengthening the Singapore hub."
More A350 destinations will be announced in the coming months.