In a grand launch yesterday, Singapore Airlines commenced their year-long 50th anniversary celebrations in the Philippines with the Showcase and Travel Fair 2016 featuring the all-new Premium Economy Class cabin product and the global network expansion of new destinations.
Gracing the Singapore Airlines occasion at Glorietta Activity Center were Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya of the Department of Transportation and Communications, Undersecretary Benito Bengzon Jr of the Department of Tourism, Assistant Secretary for Asian & Pacific Affairs Minda Cruz of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Kok Li Peng, Singapore’s Ambassador to the Philippines, as well as some 500 guests from the diplomatic corps, travel industry, various business sectors and the media.
“We first commenced operations here in 1966 with a thrice-weekly service between Manila and Singapore. Today, Singapore Airlines and our subsidiary, SilkAir, operate 52 weekly flights out of the Philippines via Manila, Cebu, Davao and Kalibo. We have always been committed to bringing Filipinos and the world closer together through our extensive global network. With our own network as well as that of our key partners, we now link the Philippines to some 280 cities in over 70 countries around the world,” said Mr Mak Swee Wah, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President Commercial, who affirmed the Airline’s commitment in elevating the air travel and tourism landscape in the Philippines.
Singapore Airlines Premiere Economy Class
If there’s a set of phrase to briefly describe the all-new Singapore Airlines Premiere Economy Class, it would be “Extra comfort. Extra choices. Extra privileges.”
The Premium Economy Class is the product of an intensive development program aimed to provide customers with enhanced comfort, additional choices and exclusive privileges.
Showcased for the first time in the Philippines until February 21, 2016, the public can experience Singapore Airlines’ Premium Economy Class and view the full suite of inflight services, which includes food and beverage offerings, as well as onboard amenities.
With a seat width of 18.5 to 19.5 inches, an 8-inch recline and a seat pitch of 38 inches, customers are assured of a better flying experience with the Singapore Airlines Premiere Economy Seats.
The newest cabin class also offers an enhanced inflight entertainment experience, and an extensive range of food and beverage offerings, which includes the Premium Economy Book the Cook service, giving customers the opportunity to select and order their meals in advance. Exclusive Ernest Rapeneau champagne is served on board as well. In addition, customers can also enjoy 35kg baggage allowance, priority check-in and boarding.
Singapore Airlines New Destiantions
With an expanded global network, Singapore Airlines now links the Philippines to some 280 cities in over 70 countries around the world.
Düsseldorf will be the third German city and newest destination in the Singapore Airlines network from 21 July 2016, in addition to its current flights to Frankfurt and Munich. Flights will be operated three times per week, fitted with Singapore Airlines’ latest cabin products.
A new ‘Capital Express’ service will also be launched from 20 September 2016 with the introduction of flights to Canberra, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. Flights will operate four times per week on a Singapore-Canberra-Wellington routing, making SIA the first airline to operate Canberra’s first regularly scheduled international flight and the first non-stop flight between the capitals of Australia and New Zealand.
Singapore Airlines has also expanded its connectivity through strategic partnerships with Lufthansa, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia among others. Through the alliance with Lufthansa Group, SIA customers will have convenient access to and from points in Austria, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, via the transfer hubs of Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich. With the joint ventures with Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines travellers can access a wide range of cities in the whole Southwest Pacific region. A new joint venture domestic airline, Vistara, was also established in India, which allows customers to hub via New Delhi to even more Indian cities.
Further ahead in the skies, Singapore Airlines will resume its non-stop service between Singapore and the United States in 2018.
To know more about discounted airfare deals for the whole month of February 2016 or booking tickets for Singapore, interested patrons can visit singaporeair.com or contact any of the Singapore Airlines Ticket Office in the Philippines such as the following:
- SIA Manila Reservations at 756-8888
- SilkAir Cebu at 6332-505-7871
- SilkAir Davao at 6382-227-5301
- SilkAir Kalibo at 6336-500-7226