Singapore Airlines celebrates 50 years in the Philippines; unveils premium economy class 

Singapore Airlines, a consistent top notcher on SkyTrax World Airline Awards, celebrates its 50th year in the Philippines in a star-studded glittery affair held recently at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati.

 The event was graced by notable names both in Manila and Singapore, headed by Her Excellency Kok Li Pen, Ambassador of Singapore to the Philippines; Mr. Mah Swee Wah, Singapore Airlines Executive Vice President for Commercial; Jose Emilio Abaya, DOTC secretary as well as top officials from The Philippine and Singapore governments and executives from Singapore Airlines and its trade partners. 
  
The highlight of the program was the unveiling of the spacious and luxurious Premium Economy seating, as well as a massive sale for all Singapore Airlines destinations. 

Guests on the activity was treated to a trip down memory line as SIA displays some of its enduring brand iconography, including a recreation of a section of a SIA plane body which was a hit for guests who used it a Sa backdrop on the many selfies during the event. There was also various versions of the famous “Sarong Kebaya” worn by the graceful and iconic “Singapore Girls” (the often endearing name used to refer to SIA flight attendants) 

   
   
   
  

Taking the time to showcase the best of Singapore, the event also highlighted the glorious and yummy Singaporean cuisine starting off with my favorite satay which was Also complemented by chicken rice, dumplings, the Singaporean carrot cake and topped off my delicious desserts like the ubiquitous mango sago. 

   
    
 
In his message, Mr. Mak Swee Wah highlighted that SIA’s service to Filipino travelers began in 1968 and has since then flourished to accommodate the growing and discerning needs of Filipino travelers. He also underscored that as Singapore Airlines reaches its golden anniversary milestone, the company remains committed in providing reliable and world-class service that is distinctively SIA. 

   

   
Ms. Kok Li Peng, the Singapore Ambassador to the Philippines welcomed the continuous and strengthening bi-lateral trade relations between the two countries. 

Singapore, the most progressive country in the region, remains a favorite destination to many Filipinos. Yhe Philippines is the city-state’s top sixth international market for 2010 and 2011 with  678,000 Filipinos visited Singapore that year. Meanwhile, Singaporeans placed sixth among our top visitors here in the country in 2015. 

Adding to the allure of traveling via SIA, aside from its spotless safety record and unparalleled customer service, is the launch of its new premium economy class. 

   
 
   
   
The premium economy class showcases a 2-4-2 configuration as opposed to the 3-4-3 for economy, with WIFI access and total relaxation since the seat reclines by 8′ 

Get more information about SIA premium economy here 

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