SIA to upgrade IFE and cabin interior on B777-300ERs

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has plans to modify 19 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with new cabin products as part of a US$ 325 million investment programme, including an upgraded in-flight entertainment (IFE) system.

SIA introduced the new cabin products in September 2013 after taking delivery of the first of 8 additional B777-300ERs. The investment programme will see the same products fitted to 19 existing B777-300ERs. Installation work is expected to begin early in 2015, with all aircraft completed by September 2016.

SIA’s IFE solution, KrisWorld, has been enhanced with the latest hardware offerings and an intuitive graphical user interface. First Class passengers can access the new KrisWorld on a 24-inch LCD screen, with video touch-screen handset. Business Class features an 18-inch LCD screen and touch-screen handset, while Economy Class features an 11.1-inch touch-screen monitor and touch-screen handset.

“Feedback about our next generation cabin products has been extremely positive and our customers have been asking for them to be fitted on more aircraft,” said Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah. “This significant investment demonstrates our commitment to constantly enhancing our products and services, and further demonstrates our confidence in the future for premium full-service air travel.”

In all classes, new seats have also been introduced designed to enhance passenger comfort and personal space.

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