Singapore Airlines has added its new premium economy offering to services to and from Manchester airport.

The airline has been gradually rolling out the new seat since it was launched in August (see news August 10).

Along with the introduction of premium economy, all of the carrier’s existing B777-300ER daily flights from Manchester to Singapore (via Munich) will now fly with brand new aircraft cabins in all four classes.

Premium economy passengers are offered priority check-in counters, a 35-kilogram baggage allowance and can earn Krisflyer miles at 110 per cent of actual miles flown.

Singapore Airlines premium economy

Wilson Yong, general manager UKI, Singapore Airlines, said:

“We have been flying to Manchester for almost 30 years and are delighted to now be able to guarantee our customers the newest cabins in all classes on our daily flights.

“Feedback has been incredibly positive from those that have already flown in the new cabins and Manchester fliers can enjoy being amongst the first destinations in our network to receive the new product on every flight we operate there.”

The new premium economy class offers passengers the option of a three course meal, champagne and cocktails such as the Singapore Sling.

The aircraft also features the airline’s next-generation first class (82-inch pitch, four seats, 1-2-1 configuration, 24-inch TV screen) and business class (78-inch pitch, 48 seats, 1-2-1 and 18-inch TV screen). Economy is configured nine across with a 32-inch pitch.

Ben Allen