Singapore Airlines introduces Premium Economy Class

Singapore Airlines introduces Premium Economy Class

Economy with benefits

Text: Varsha Sivaram

Image: Singapore Airlines

Priority check-in, roomier seats, and greater meal options take the edge off flying cattle class

With the introduction of their Premium Economy cabin, Singapore Airlines is joining the likes of Cathay Pacific and Qantas by offering a middle ground between Economy and Business Class. Unveiled at a launch event yesterday, the new Premium Economy class sees Singapore Airlines retrofitting more than 40 existing planes with the new cabin while also planning for the introduction of this segment into new carriers.

A universal gripe about being up in the air is the lack of legroom. Premium Economy fixes that with more space, wider seats, and seats that recline at a greater angle over standard economy. You'll find larger pillows to sink into as well. 

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class

Dining and entertainment also gets an upgrade: A 'Book the Cook' service offers additional meal options while a larger 13.3-inch screen delivers sharper and more vibrant graphics for a better viewing experience.

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy

Passengers flying Premium Economy will also be provided with noise-cancelling headphones and expanded storage for personal devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. But the real sweetener? Skipping the queue with priority check-in. 

The first Premium Economy Class cabins will be introduced on flights from Singapore to Sydney come August this year. Booking details and other information can be found here.