Posted on: 04 February 2015 by Mark Howells
From 9 August, Singapore Airlines (SIA) passengers can fly between Singapore and Sydney in the carrier’s new premium economy class, which it claims incorporates passenger suggestions for new in-flight offerings.
The new cabin class, which will eventually be rolled out on services to Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, London, Mumbai, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich during 2015 and early 2016, was conceptualised by seat manufacturers ZIM Flugsitz GmbH (for the A380 and 777-300ER) Zodiac Seats US (for the A350) and design firm JPA Design.
SIA’s premium economy seating features 13.3-inch full HD monitor, which the airline claims is the largest in its class, alongside the provision of active noise-cancelling headphones. Passengers also have access to an individual in-seat power supply, two USB ports, personal in-seat reading light, cocktail table and additional stowage space for personal electronic devices.
Each seat has a width ranging between 18.5 and 19.5 inches and offers an 8 inch recline alongside a calf-rest and foot-bar.
In terms of passenger experience, premium economy seat-holders will be entitled to priority check-in and baggage handling (with an increased baggage allowance of 35kg). KrisFlyer members will receive 10% more miles when they fly in premium economy.
SIA CEO, Goh Choon Phong, commented, “We have been heartened by the highly positive public reaction to our new Premium Economy Class since our plans were announced last year.”