Revealed: Singapore Airlines’ Premium Economy Product

Singapore Airlines has unveiled its new premium economy class, revealing details of the upcoming product after it was first announced late last year. The seat will take off on 9 August 2015, coinciding with Singapore’s 50th year of independence, and will be fitted to the airline’s Airbus A380, Boeing 777-300ERs and its upcoming Airbus A350 fleet.


The Seat

36 seats will be fitted to the main deck of the Airbus A380, located between Suites and Economy Class. On the Boeing 777-300ER, 28 seats will be set behind Business Class and ahead of Economy Class. Both aircraft types will adopt a 2-4-2 configuration.


Upholstered in leather, the new seat has been crafted for Singapore Airlines by JPA Design and promises more space and comfort over Economy Class, offering a 38-inch seat pitch with a 18.5- to 19.5-inch seat width, 8-inch recline and a padded legrest. Each seat pair also features a large tray table, adjustable reading light and a cocktail table on the center console.


Located in the seat back is a 13.3-inch full HD monitor (with touchscreen functionality on the B777-300ER), complemented by noise-canceling headphones to deliver content from the KrisWorld inflight entertainment system, or from personal devices connected via the USB ports just behind the armrests. Every passenger also gets an individual power outlet for their tablet or laptop, with storage in a recessed side pocket for the items when not in use.


More Meal Choices, Champagne and Book The Cook

Singapore Airlines’ dining concept for Premium Economy will see it offer 3 meal choices off the menu on each flight, accompanied by champagne and a selection of curated wines. The carrier’s “Book The Cook” service, currently available to passengers flying First, Business or Suites, will be extended to Premium Economy fliers, allowing them to pre-order meal choices prior to boarding.


Bigger Baggage Allowance, Priority Ground Service and More Mileage Accrual

On the ground, passengers will have 35 kilograms of baggage allowance and priority in check-in, boarding and baggage handling. Premium Economy fares will also earn KrisFlyer miles at a rate of 110% of actual miles flown.


Progressive Rollout

Sydney will be the first destination to feature the Premium Economy cabin, with Hong Kong and London (Heathrow) to follow by the end of August. As more aircraft are refitted, the product will subsequently be offered on flights to Auckland, Beijing, Delhi, Dubai, Frankfurt, Manchester, Mumbai, Munich, New York (John F. Kennedy), Paris, San Francisco, Seoul (Incheon), Shanghai (Pudong), Tokyo and Zurich.


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