Singapore Airlines

Delays in Singapore Airlines Premium Economy

The installation of Premium Economy seats into Singapore Airlines A380 fleet has been delayed. As a result, they will be unable to offer Premium Economy on a number of services that had been sold with a Premium Economy cabin.

Announced earlier this year, a Premium Economy cabin is being installed into the A380 and long haul Boeing 777 fleet. The Boeing 777 fleet does not appear to have been impacted by this delay.

In a statement posted on the Singapore Airlines website, a revised schedule for the Premium Economy cabin has been published. In some cases, such as the SIngapore-London service, no date for the service to commence has been advised.

Overall, the effect on the rollout of Premium Economy is a affecting flights from September 8, through to March next year. As some routes do not currently have a start date for the Premium Economy service, it is possible that the overall delay may result in effects further down the track than March.

Closer to home, the Singapore-Sydney route was one of the early starters for the new cabin. According to the statement, this route will be affected between October 25 trhough to Januray 2.

Travellers already booked into Premium Economy on the affected flights “will be contacted progressively by Singapore Airlines or travel agents to offer alternative travel arrangements,” the airline noted.

The following table shows the overall effects of this delay

Flight Number Route Day of Operations Affected Period (Dates inclusive)
SQ012/011 Singapore – Tokyo – Los Angeles Tuesday, Friday, Sunday 1 Dec15 to 16 Jan16
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 2 Dec15 to 29 Jan16
SQ026/025* Singapore – Frankfurt – New York Daily With effect from 14 Dec15
SQ221/232 Singapore – Sydney Daily 25 Oct15 to 2 Jan16
(except for 6 Nov to 23 Dec15)
SQ308/321* Singapore – London Daily With effect from 17 Dec15
SQ346/345* Singapore – Zurich Daily With effect from 27 Dec15
SQ336/335 Singapore – Paris Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 29 Sep15 to 23 Nov15
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 28 Sep15 to 4 Dec15
SQ406/403 Singapore – New Delhi Daily 13 Oct15 to 24 Oct15
SQ424/423 Singapore – Mumbai Daily 21 Oct15 to 19 Mar16
(except for 2 Jan16 to 20 Feb16)
SQ638/637* Singapore – Tokyo Daily With effect from 27 Mar16
SQ802/807 Singapore – Beijing Daily 9 Sep15 to 5 Feb16
SQ830/833 Singapore – Shanghai Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 9 Sep15 to 24 Nov15
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 10 Sep15 to 5 Dec15

 

Travellers already booked into Premium Economy on the affected flights “will be contacted progressively by Singapore Airlines or travel agents to offer alternative travel arrangements,” the airline noted.

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