Sydney gets first dibs on SQ’s Premium Economy

Sydney gets first dibs on SQ’s Premium Economy

Australians keen on experiencing Singapore Airlines’ newest class of travel, Premium Economy Class, can secure their seat now with tickets going on sale today.

The airline will feature the new cabins on select flights from Singapore to Sydney from August 9, and will be progressively rolled on other destinations served by its A380, Boeing 777-300ERs and future A350 fleet.

The total investment for the new cabin class, which will initially be introduced on 19 A380s, 19 777-300ERs and the first 20 A350s, is estimated at US$80 million.

Future destinations to be served with the new class include Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, London, Mumbai, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich.

“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,” Singapore Airlines’ ceo, Goh Choon Phong said.

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Premium Economy Class will feature seat width ranging between 18.5 and 19.5 inches and an eight-inch recline. Passengers are also expected to welcome a 13.3-inch full HD monitor, the largest in its class. Active noise-cancelling headphones will be provided to enhance the in-flight audio experience, the airline said.

Full leather finishing and a calf-rest and foot-bar will be installed in every seat, which also feature individual in-seat power supply, two USB ports, personal in-seat reading light, cocktail table and additional stowage space for personal items.

Premium Economy Class customers will also be given a wider range of food and beverage offerings including Champagne, and from April can also select SIA’s Cook service featuring popular dishes.

Priority check-in and baggage allowance of 35kg will also be given to Premium Economy customers, and KrisFlyer members will receive 10% more miles.

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Current schedule for services with Premium Economy Class to/from Sydney

SQ221

Singapore – Sydney

Daily operation

A380 aircraft

Service begins 9 August 2015

SQ232

Sydney-Singapore

Daily operation

A380 aircraft

Service begins 10 August 2015

SQ231

Singapore-Sydney

Daily operation

Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Service begins 12 August 2015

SQ222

Sydney-Singapore

Daily operation

Boeing 777-300ER aircraft

Service begins 12 August 2015

*Schedule is subject to change

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