India to welcome SIA’s new premium economy class

Singapore Airlines‘ has revealed that its new premium economy class will be made available on flights to Mumbai and Delhi.

SIA's new premium economy seats
SIA’s new premium economy seats

The two Indian cities form part of the initial roll-out of the new cabin, which will commence on 9 August 2015 on the SingaporeSydney route.

The new class will offer seats ranging from 18.5 to 19.5 inches (47-49.5cm) in width, with an eight-inch recline. Seats will also include 13.3-inch HD in-flight entertainment screens, two USB ports, power outlets and additional storage space.

Premium economy passengers will be offered a greater choice of F&B, including champagne, priority check-in and a larger baggage allowance.

“We have been heartened by the highly positive public reaction to our new premium economy class since our plans were announced,” said SIA’s CEO, Goh Choon Phong. “Many of our customers’ suggestions have been incorporated into the new product, and we are confident it will be well received by travellers.”

Eventually, the new class will be available on 19 Airbus A380s, 20 A350s and 19 Boeing 777s. Other routes featured in the roll-out will include Beijing, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, London, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich.

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