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Singapore Airlines today (22 May) unveiled its new Premium Economy Class seats and the in-flight offerings that customers will enjoy when the new cabin class enters service in August.

Following two years of development and an investment of around US$80 million, Singapore Airlines new Premium Economy service will welcome customers with a contemporary and stylish design. Each seat has a width of either 18.5 or 19.5 inches, depending on aircraft type, with an 8-inch recline and a seat pitch of 38 inches. Together with active noise-cancelling headphones and a 13.3-inch full HD monitor which is the largest in its class, customers can look forward to an enhanced in-flight entertainment experience.

Other features include a full leather finishing, calf-rest and foot-bar for every seat, individual in-seat power supply, two USB ports, personal in-seat reading light, table, and more stowage space for personal items.

Premium Economy Class will provide an extensive range of food and beverage offerings, which includes the Premium Economy Book the Cook service, enabling advance ordering of a selection of main courses. Priority check-in and baggage handling, with a generous baggage allowance of 35kg, will also be offered and members of the KrisFlyer frequent-flyer programme will receive 10% more miles when they fly in Premium Economy Class.

Premium Economy Class will be progressively introduced on 19 Airbus A380s, 19 Boeing 777-300ERs and the first 20 Airbus A350s. It will enter commercial service on 9 August 2015 to Sydney, before being introduced to other destinations such as Beijing, Delhi, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, London, Mumbai, New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich.

Singapore Airlines says the new cabin class will be ‘a great new way to fly’. Maybe not as great as Business class, but for the money, this new and improved Premium Economy on Singapore Airlines will undoubtedly be a good, cost effective choice.

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