What Was It Like Onboard Singapore Airlines’ Inaugural Flight Between Copenhagen And Rome?

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Our friends over at InsideFlyer Denmark were invited to be on-board Singapore Airlines’ first departure from Copenhagen to Rome recently. It is not every day that a long-haul equipped wide body aircraft (in this case an Airbus A350) from a premium carrier is used on an intra-European route, so we thought it would be fun to share the experience with UK readers too…

Gate E7 was decorated with Italian flags to celebrate the first departure to Rome. Photo: Henrik Olsen
The crew is ready to fly to Rome. Photo: SQ / PR
Boarding via the rear door is not normal on a large Airbus A350 at Copenhagen Airport. Photo: Henrik Olsen

To mark the event, the aircraft was given the traditional ‘water salute’ when departing Copenhagen.

 Photo: Singapore Airlines

From the inside of the plane it looked like this:

 Photo: Henrik Olsen

With three separate cabins in a configuration consisting of 42 lie-flat Business Class seats, 24 Premium Economy Class seats and 187 spacious Economy Class seats, passengers on board SQ352 could enjoy the great service Singapore Airlines offers on their long-haul routes – even on this short flight to Rome. There is full service for all 3 classes and that means something to eat and drink, included in the ticket price. The same goes for luggage allowance too.

We are very pleased with the warm welcome and response from the Scandinavian travelers, who have responded very positively to our new route offer between Copenhagen and Rome. As always, all fares at Singapore Airlines include 25 kilos of checked baggage and meals on-board. This means that travelers don’t need to worry about bringing their extra sandals or hiking boots and get off to a great start to their well-deserved vacation. Refreshments and inflight entertainment are of course also included.

Erwin Widjaja, General Manager Nordics for Singapore Airlines

A small event was held in the gate before the departure and in general people were just happy to see as many passengers as there were on this first departure.

We value our cooperation for more than 40 years and look forward to the extra flexibility and service that SIA offers travelers via our Nordic hub in here Copenhagen.

Senior Director of Airline Sales and Route Development, Morten Mortensen, Copenhagen Airport

The route is currently scheduled to operate 3 times a week, operated with a wide-body Airbus A350.

The cabin itself is very spacious and it always feels nicer to be on a large aircraft.

Singapore Airlines Business Class aboard an Airbus A350. Photo: Henrik Olsen
Singapore Airlines Premium Economy aboard an Airbus A350. Photo: Henrik Olsen
Singapore Airlines Economy Class aboard an Airbus A350. Photo: Henrik Olsen

We will be sharing a full review of the Business Class experience provided on the flight soon, so watch out for that!

Are you tempted to try out this new route?


    • Joe Deeney says

      To be honest, I’d much rather fly SQ long-haul configured Economy than most of the European short-haul Business Class products. I’m sure you’ll have a great trip!

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