Singapore. 13 January 2020. Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the introduction of its Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft on the Ahmedabad to Singapore route. It will be the first international airline to bring this aircraft type to Ahmedabad. The inaugural service SQ531 will depart from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at 2305 hrs on 1 February 2020. Starting with six-time weekly services on this new aircraft type, it will increase to daily operations from 29 March 2020 subject to regulatory approvals.

“Singapore Airlines is delighted to commence services on the latest generation Airbus A350 medium haul aircraft to Ahmedabad. The aircraft’s new regional cabin products combined with our award-winning inflight service will provide travellers from Gujarat enhanced comfort and an unparalleled travel experience,” said Mr. David Lim, General Manager India, Singapore Airlines.

The A350-900 aircraft features higher ceilings, larger windows, an extra wide body delivering more space and comfort as well as lighting designed to reduce jetlag. Fitted with the new regional Business Class and Economy Class cabin products, the A350-900 medium haul Business Class cabin has 40 seats in a 1-2-1 arrangement that ensures direct aisle access for every customer, while the Economy Class cabin has 263 seats arranged in a comfortable 3-3-3 configuration.

Travellers can avail of special, all-inclusive fares starting from INR 27,700 for Economy Class and INR 68,300 for Business Class to Singapore. On sale for a limited period from 10 January to 9 February 2020, these promotional fares to Singapore and beyond destinations are valid for travel till January 2021. Customers who would like to experience the new cabin products on ground can also visit the product showcase at Ahmedabad One Mall from 31 January to 2 February 2020. Visitors will get the chance to avail of giveaways and stand a chance to win complimentary tickets to Singapore.

New Business Class

The new medium-haul Business Class seats are manufactured by Stelia Aerospace. With each seat able to recline directly into a 76” fully-flat bed, customers can rest in more comfort, even on the shortest flights. Each seat measures up to 26” in width with retractable armrests that can be raised or lowered. Other features include ample stowage space for personal items, a business panel with in-seat power supply and USB ports, an integrated reading light unit with adjustable lighting intensity and a personal 17” full high-definition touchscreen monitor.

New Economy Class

The new Economy Class seats are designed and manufactured by RECARO and also offer customers an enhanced in-flight experience. Each seat has an ergonomically-designed contour backrest that provides greater relaxation, and a six-way adjustable headrest with foldable wings to provide more neck support. Economy Class customers can also enjoy an enhanced entertainment experience on their personal 11.6” full high-definition touchscreen monitor. Other features that have been introduced for Economy Class customers include storage space for small personal items, a coat hook, USB port and in-seat power supply.

In-flight Entertainment

The A350-900 medium haul aircraft are also fitted with the latest Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system – a first in SIA’s fleet. This has been designed with a new user interface that offers a more intuitive experience and enhanced navigation options, leaving customers with the pleasure of enjoying Singapore Airlines’ myKrisWorld and its selection of more than 1,800 movies, TV shows, audio programmes and games with even greater flexibility.

Customers can receive personalised content recommendations based on their preferences and viewing history, while KrisFlyer members can bookmark and resume content, as well as customise and save preferences and playlists for subsequent flights. KrisFlyer members and Business Class customers will also have access to additional in-flight entertainment content choices. 

In addition, customers will have access to high-speed in-flight WiFi service on the new A350-900s, equipped with Inmarsat GX Aviation’s broadband connectivity system offered through SITAONAIR.

Singapore Airlines Ahmedabad Schedule:

Operating                 Flight NoSectorAircraft TypeDay of OperationDeparture/Arrival
From 1 February 2020
SQ 531Ahmedabad-SingaporeA350-900Daily except Wed23:05 / 07:15 (+1)
SQ 530Singapore-AhmedabadA350-900Daily except Wed18:40 / 21:50
From 1 March 2020
SQ 531Ahmedabad-SingaporeA350-900Daily except Wed/Fri23:05 / 07:15 (+1)
SQ 530Singapore-AhmedabadA350-900Daily except Wed/Fri18:40 / 21:50
From 29 March 2020
SQ 531Ahmedabad-SingaporeA350-900Daily22:50 / 07:10 (+1)
SQ 530Singapore-AhmedabadA350-900Daily18:35 / 21:35