From 9 August 2015, travelers on select flights from Singapore to Sydney will be able to experience Singapore Airlines’ newest class of travel, the premium economy class. Following which, the airline expects to launch the new class of service on its A380s, Boeing 777-300ERs and its future fleet of A350s.
The seats, designed by ZIM Flugsitz GmbH, Zodiac Seats US and JPA Design, is estimated to cost the airline USD80 million and is expected to be installed on 19 A380s, 19 777-300ERs and 20 A350s.
Mr Goh Choon Phong, Singapore Airlines’s Chief Executive Officer expressed his delight at the launch of the new service class.
“We have been heartened by the highly positive public reaction to our new Premium Economy Class since our plans were announced last year.”
“Many of our customers’ suggestions have been incorporated into the new product, and we are confident it will be well received by travellers who are looking for more features – in the seat design, in-flight offerings and exclusive privileges – all underpinned by the exceptional service that SIA is well known for, both on the ground and in the air.”
Seats on the new Premium Economy Class is planned to be between 18.5 and 19.5 inches wide with an eight-inch recline. Travellers will also be provided with a 13.3-inch full HD monitor with active noise-cancelling headsets to enhance the inflight experience.