The first of SilkAir’s 37 ordered Boeing 737 Max 8 arrived in Changi Airport, marking a shift in the airline’s traditional fleet of older A320s. The new Boeing 737 Max 8 will include enhancements such as Boeing Sky interiors for a roomier (and more colorful) cabin experience, improved seats with longer seat pitches as well as useful additions such as personal USB ports and tablet/phone holders.
The new planes will have 156 seats – of which 12 are business class seats and 144 being economy class seats. The business class cabin will feature a 25% increase in seat pitch (from 39”to 49”) as well as additional seat recline (from 8” to 12”). These new seats will also feature a convenient side pocket for easily accessible personal storage, as well as a USB and 3-pin charging port to to ensure devices are sufficiently powered throughout the flight. Gourmet coffee from illycaffè will be brewed freshly on-board for business class passengers.
The economy class seats will have a sleeker and more ergonomic design. In order to be sufficiently positioned for the digital age, seats in economy class are also fitted with seat-back tablet and phone holders and are accompanied by personal in-seat USB charging ports. While there are no personal entertainment screens in each seat, passengers can air SilkAir’s signature inflight entertainment service, SilkAir Studio through their devices. The entertainment service will now offer more than 100 movies, 40 television shows as well as chart-topping music.
If you are looking to try SilkAir’s new MAX 8 aircraft, your best bet is to book a flight to the airline’s newest destination, Hiroshima, Japan, with the inaugural flight taking place on 30 October 2017. This will be the first Japanese destination that SilkAir has added to its network. The route will run 3x weekly, non-stop. This new route will also see the introduction of Japanese cuisine so customers can enjoy authentic Japanese flavours in dishes such as chicken curry don, mixed flavoured rice with Tsukune chicken balls and Omu rice.
Two more MAX 8s are expected to be delivered by the end of the year, with another 34 on order. Besides the newly introduced destination of Hiroshima, all MAX 8 aircraft will also be deployed to other longer haul destinations in the network including Cairns, Darwin, Kathmandu, Hyderabad and Bangalore.
To learn more about SilkAir’s new MAX 8 aircraft, check out: silkair.com/max8