Singapore-bound Tiger Airways flight suffers inordinate delay


More than 140 passengers of a Singapore-bound Tiger Airways flight scheduled to leave here last night have been put to inconvenience as the departure is delayed by 24 hours due to a technical snag, airport sources said today.

The aircraft scheduled to leave at 10.45 pm last night is likely to depart at the same time today after rectification of the snag, they said.

All the 147 passengers were issued boarding pass after security clearance last night. However, they were kept waiting in the boarding lounge following detection of the snag.

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Singapore Airlines unveils its Premium Economy Class

singapore_airlinesKOLKATA: Singapore Airlines on Thursday unveiled its new premium economy class seats and the in-flight offerings that customers will enjoy when the new cabin class enters service in August.

Following a two-year development programme and an investment of about $80 million, the new seats were unveiled by the carrier in Singapore. Each seat has a width of either 18.5 or 19.5 inches, depending on aircraft type, with an 8-inch recline and a seat pitch of 38 inches, the airline’s mediastatement stated.

All this coupled with active noise-cancelling headphones and a sleek 13.3-inch full HD monitor will offer customers an enhanced in-flight entertainment experience.

Some of the other features of the new premium economy class seats include a full leather finishing, calf-rest and foot-bar for every seat, individual in-seat power supply, two USB ports, personal in-seat reading light, cocktail table, and more stowage space for personal items.

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