Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Takes Flight

Singapore Airlines’ new Premium Economy product unveiled earlier this year, has entered service on 9 August 2015, coinciding with Singapore’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

 

Sydney is the launch destination for the new product, with passengers onboard flight SQ 231 being the first to experience it. Operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, the flight departed Singapore’s Changi International Airport at 0045 hrs, landing in Sydney just after 1000 hrs.

 

Offering a leather clad seat with a seat pitch of 38 inches and width of between 18.5 and 19.5 inches, passengers will also enjoy a 8-inch recline, padded legrest, larger personal screen with USB connectivity and greater in-seat storage. In addition, champagne will be available throughout the flight and the airline’s “Book the Cook” service (previously reserved for its Suites, First and Business class passengers), will be offered.

 

Singapore Airlines is aiming to quickly outfit its B777-300ERs, Airbus A380s and upcoming A350s with the new product. Laid out 8 abreast in a 2-4-2 configuration, between 28 and 36 seats will be available on each aircraft, with space coming from a reduced Economy class cabin.

 

After Sydney, Hong Kong and London (Heathrow) will be the next destinations to offer the new cabins by the end of August 2015, with Frankfurt, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Beijing and Shanghai (Pudong) to follow from September 2015. As the fleet is refitted and new jets arrive, other destinations including Delhi, Mumbai, New York, Tokyo and Zurich will be progressively added.

 

For more information, visit www.singaporeair.com.

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