Fifteen months in the planning and design, Singapore Airlines has announced live dates for its new Premium Econony Class, which customers will start to experience from August 2015.
The $80m USD investment will be initially introduced on 19 A380s, 19 777-300ERs and the first 20 A350s. From 9 August 2015, customers travelling on select flights from Singapore to Sydney will be the first to experience the new cabin class.
“We have been heartened by the highly positive public reaction to our new Premium Economy Class,” said Singapore Airlines’ CEO, Mr Goh Choon Phong.
“Many of our customers’ suggestions have been incorporated into the new product, and we are confident it will be well received by travellers who are looking for more features – in the seat design, in-flight offerings and exclusive privileges – all underpinned by the exceptional service that SIA is well known for, both on the ground and in the air.”
Each seat has a width ranging between 18.5 and 19.5 inches and offers an eight-inch recline, the monitor will be a 13.3-inch HD monitor, the largest in its class, and active noise-cancelling headphones will be provided too. Seats also feature individual in-seat power supply, two USB ports, personal in-seat reading light, cocktail table, as well as additional stowage space for personal items such as a water bottle, mobile phone and laptop.
Dining has been upgraded too, with customer being able to select from a standard menu with three meal choices, or from April 2015, customers can also select from the Premium Economy Book the Cook service featuring popular dishes. Champagne and selection of wines will be offered throughout the flight.
On the ground benefits include priority check-in and baggage handling where customers will also get a baggage allowance of 35kg.
Singapore Airlines have released a minisite for the updated class: SIApremiumeconomy.com.