Singapore Airlines has unveiled details of its new Premium Economy Class seats and the inflight offerings that customers will be able to enjoy when the new cabin class enters service in August 2015.
Following a two-year development program and an investment of about U.S.$80 million, the new seats have a width of either 18.5 or 19.5 inches, depending on aircraft type, with an 8-inch recline and a seat pitch of 38 inches.
They will feature active noise-cancelling headphones, a 13.3-inch full HD monitor, individual in-seat power supply, two USB ports, personal in-seat reading light, full leather finishing, calf-rest and foot-bar for every seat, a cocktail table, and more stowage space for personal items.
"Many of our customers have been asking for a Premium Economy offering and we are confident that what we are delivering will exceed their expectations," said Singapore Airlines Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah. "The new cabin product is the culmination of two years of work, which included extensive research and focus group studies involving customers and our design partners. Our Premium Economy Class will provide customers more comfort and in-flight amenities. Complemented by the exceptional service that Singapore Airlines is so well known for, the new cabin class will be 'a great new way to fly.'"
Premium Economy Class will provide an extensive range of food and beverage offerings, which includes the Premium Economy Book the Cook service, enabling advance ordering of a selection of main courses.
Priority check-in and baggage handling, with a baggage allowance of 35kg, will be offered to customers, while members of the KrisFlyer frequent-flyer program will also receive 10% more miles when they fly in Premium Economy Class.
Premium Economy Class will be progressively introduced on 19 Airbus A380s, 19 Boeing 777-300ERs and the first 20 Airbus A350s. It will enter commercial service on Aug 9 to Sydney, before being introduced to other destinations such as Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, London, Mumbai, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich.© Asia Travel Tips