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All seats will feature the new KrisWorld, Singapore Airlines award-winning inflight entertainment system, and in a world first, offers iPod and iPhone connectivity to every seat, including Economy Class.

21 January 2009 - Singapore Airlines today announced that all customers, including those in Economy Class, on its brand new A330-300 aircraft will be able to enjoy iPod and iPhone connectivity through the new KrisWorld, its award-winning inflight entertainment system.

Singapore Airlines is the first in the world to have this unique feature in its Economy Class cabin, after it made its debut on the Airline’s all-Business Class A340-500 aircraft last year.

The facility forms part of the new multi-port panel conveniently placed next to each customer’s individual inflight entertainment screen.  Besides the iPod and iPhone connectivity facility, the multi-port panel contains a USB port, enabling customers to listen to their own music, view their photos or read PDFs.  It will also contain an audio-video input, which enables them to plug in their portable media players, to watch their favourite videos via the inflight entertainment system.

The introduction of the iPod and iPhone connectivity feature means that customers will now be able to enjoy their favourite iPod and iPhone videos and songs through the inflight entertainment system onboard.

iPod and iPhone integration is currently available on Singapore Airlines’ A340-500 all-Business Class non-stop flights between Singapore and Newark and Singapore and Los Angeles.

In addition, Singapore Airlines Economy Class customers travelling on the A330-300 can also look forward to the Airline’s latest product and service offerings, currently available on the Airline’s newer aircraft i.e. the B777-300ER and A380 aircraft.

This includes the new Singapore Airlines Economy Class seat, ergonomically designed to provide customers with an unsurpassed level of comfort. Using improved design and construction, the seat boasts smart features, elegant finishes, more personal space and increased legroom.  Each seat also comes with a larger 27cm monitor to access the inflight entertainment system.

Other smart features include the installation of the handset on the seatback for easier reach, a non-intrusive reading light installed underneath the seatback screen, and in-seat power supply.  Others include:

  • Front mounted footrest for maximum comfort
  • Height adjustable leather headrests with side panels which can be folded for head and neck support
  • Intelligent stowage features such as coat hook and spectacle receptacle to enhance travellers’ personal space
  • Givenchy-designed fabric seat cover

Singapore Airlines’ A330-300 aircraft, the first of which was delivered to Singapore Airlines today, will be deployed on routes to Australian and Japanese cities, progressively from end March 2009.

Product Specifications (A330 Economy Class):

Seat Manufacturer


Number of Seats




Seat Pitch


Seat Width


Seat Recline


IFE Screen Size


IFE System

Panasonic eX2 system featuring audio and video on demand

Other Features

- USB port

- Audio-video input port

- iPod/iPhone port

- Height-adjustable headrests

- Personal reading light

- In-seat power supply

- Front mounted footrests

- Spectacle stowage

- Additional stowage features

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