SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines on Thursday unveiled its new Premium Economy Class seats and the inflight offerings that customers will enjoy when the new cabin class is available from August.
Premium Economy Class 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. Other features that passengers can look forward to include full leather finishing, a calf-rest and foot-bar for every seat, individual in-seat power supply, two USB ports, personal in-seat reading light, 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 SIA executive vice president commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah.
There will also be an extensive range of food and beverage offerings, which includes the "Book the Cook service", allowing passengers to order a selection of main courses in advance.
As for entertainment, passengers will get active noisecancelling headphones and a sleek 13.3-inch full HD monitor which is the largest in its class.
Passengers will also get priority check-in and baggage handling with a generous baggage allowance of 35kg.
SIA has reintroduced the Premium Ecconomy class after a two-year development programme and an investment of about US$80 million. The new 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 Sydney routes on Aug 9, before being introduced to other destinations such as Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, London, Mumbai, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich.