Singapore Airlines Introduces New Premium Economy


Singapore Airlines’ sales manager for eastern Canada is hailing the airline’s new Premium Economy service.

Les Kovacs told a Toronto gathering Wednesday that the service – “the new kid on the block for us” – has a 2-4-2 configuration on B777s and A380s and those booking Premium Economy will find the likes of WiFi and large tables that can be used for work at their seats.

Premium Economy passengers – who will have dedicated cabins – are also offered 13.3-inch monitors, three menu choices and priority check-in and bag service.

Sydney will be the first city to see the service, which will then be made available on London service in August and on flights to New York and Los Angeles in December.
Premium Economy will become available on the airline’s San Francisco route in January.

Singapore Airlines decided to reduce the width of Business Class seats from 30 inches to 28, which Kovacs said will “still be the widest business class [seating] in the sky.”

He said that Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines codeshares with Air Canada and serves 106 destinations in 38 countries. Aircraft in its newish fleet average seven years, he continued.

Pictured are Ern Chong Toh (l), senior manager airline development, of Singapore’s Changi Airport Group, and Kovacs.


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