New cabins for Singapore Airlines; no plans for premium economy class
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Singapore Airlines will roll out its next- generation cabins, which comes with new and more comfortable seats, in September. But travellers hoping for a premium economy class will be disappointed.
SIA currently has no plans to offer this, chief executive officer Goh Choon Phong told The Straits Times. "When we think the time is right, we will do it but it's not quite that time yet," he said.
An increasing number of carriers such as Cathay Pacific and Qantas offer premium economy tickets for travellers who cannot afford business class fares, but do not mind paying more for extra space and comfort.
Some industry watchers believe SIA should do the same to boost profits, but others, including UOB Kay Hian's aviation analyst K. Ajith, are less convinced.