Singapore Airlines was founded in 1947 and commenced operation in 1972. As the flag carrier of Singapore, it is headquartered in Changi area and its main operational site is located in Singapore Changi Airport, a vibrant business hub and of potential growth in the near future. Singapore Airlines is the second largest in the world in terms of market capitalization. It was the first airline to purchase Airbus A380, which is considered the world’s largest passenger aircraft. Singapore Airlines is ranked amongst the 15 top carriers around the world with regard to revenue passenger kilometers and it is the tenth in terms of the number of passengers carried. It operates flights to 62 international destinations in 32 countries predominantly South East Asian countries. Singapore Airlines has a fleet size of 115 aircraft all of wide-body Airbus and Boeing models.
Singapore Airlines has signed codeshare agreements with many airlines around the world in order to serve many different destinations in all the corners of the globe. The following list shows a sample of the key airlines which had codeshare agreement with Singapore Airlines:
Singapore Airlines offers five cabins of travel, based on which in-flight and on-ground services vary.
Suites are available on Airbus A380. This cabin features privacy, space, and luxury. The Suites are completely separated by walls of 1.5 meter high. They are furnished with sliding doors, window blinds, fine leather seats of 35 inches wide, 23 inches TV screen, and 200 inches beds, which are separate from seats.
This cabin features luxurious services. It is furnished with seats of 35 inches wide and foldable into a fully flat bed, 23-inch screens supported by in-flight entertainment programs. The passengers are offered complimentary amenity kits filled with personal and skin care items.
This class is offered on Airbus A380, Airbus A350-900, and Boeing B777-300ERs. The seat sizes on Business class onboard Singapore Airlines is 30 inches wide. Seats recline to 132 degrees and can be folded into 78 inch beds, comfortable for deep sleep. In addition, personal TV screens of 18 to 15.4 inches screen, power outlet and two USB ports are incorporated into the seats. Business class passengers are indulged to order their meals and beverages to be served at their requested timing.
Premium Economy class on board Singapore Air is available on Airbus A380, B777-300ER and Airbus A350-900 aircraft. This cabin features seats of 18.5-19.5 inches wide and they recline at 8 inches, 38 inches seat pitch, and a 13.3 inch touchscreen. Passengers on Premium Economy class traveling on Singapore Airlines can are provided access to a wide selection of entertainment materials from international cinema to enjoy watching their favorite movies
Economy class is available on all models of the fleet, so its features vary slightly depending on the aircraft's model. This cabin generally features seat size of 19 inches wide with seat pitch of 32 inches, a cup holder, 11-10.6 inch personal TV, in-seat socket, and a USB port to charge electronic devices and to enjoy watching/listening to music or movies. In addition, the USB port can be used to connect your Android or iOS device to your seat and discover KrishWorld, the entertainment program. Passengers can browse movies, TV programs, and music available on the free SingaporeAire mobile app.
Singapore Airlines was established as Malayan Airways. It launched its first chartered flight from Straits Settlement to Kuala Lumpur. Since then, regular scheduled flights followed primarily from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
Malayan Airways grew in terms of fleet size and new routes. It joined IATA with the assistance of other British Commonwealth airlines.
Singapore Airlines expanded internationally opening new routes in the Indian subcontinent and Asia and introducing new aircraft models to the fleet.
Singapore Airlines witnessed expansion in service to international destinations in the U.S.A., Canada, and major European countries.
World’s largest passenger airplane Airbus A380-800 joined Singapore Airline fleet for the first time.