By Aglaia Staff

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch a new premium economy cabin class on its Airbus A380 for the New Delhi and Mumbai routes from October 25 and January 2, 2016. respectively, the airlines said on Saturday.

As per the release, this Airbus service will be routed from the aforementioned cities to Singapore, and further onto Sydney, Hong Kong, Auckland, Frankfurt and Los Angeles.

“The premium economy class will be progressively introduced across the Singapore Airlines global network on 19 Airbus A380s, 19 Boeing 777-300ERs and the first 20 Airbus A350s“, the airline said.

To promote the new service, Singapore Airlines will be giving a complimentary one-way premium economy ticket for Vistara, a domestic airline joint venture between Tata and SIA, to KrisFlywer members booking the same class on a flight from Mumbai or New Delhi. The offer is available till December 31, and will be valid from October 25 this year to March 31, 2016, for passengers flying out of New Delhi; and from January 2 to March 31, 2016 for those flying out of Mumbai. Apart from this, “existing and new KrisFlyer members can enjoy additional discounts, ranging between Rs 5,000 – 15,000 per person on select Premium Economy destinations”, stated the release.

Tickets for the new premium economy class are expected to be nearly 60% costlier than the current economy class. The new premium seats were showcased in Mumbai on Saturday, followed by on-spot bookings for interested persons.



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