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SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines has announced updates to its premium economy service offering. The changes include 175 new food menu items and all-new tableware, as well as a new amenity package available on demand on flights of at least seven hours, designed by US sustainable lifestyle company Out of the Woods.

The carrier introduced its premium economy cabin in 2015, which offers more spacious seats and better service compared to the traditional economy product. Thursday’s announcement represents the first major overhaul of the service offering in this class.

According to Betty Wong, vice president of Singapore Airlines’ Inflight Service and Design department, the airline’s changes to its premium economy offering were based on customer feedback, which showed that food and beverages were the key deciding factor for most customers who chose to book premium economy tickets.

“Taste, choice and meal portions are the most important factors contributing to the dining experience of premium economy class passengers,” Wong said in a presentation to the media in Singapore on Thursday. “Customers can enjoy a high-quality dining experience on board, including an enhanced and expanded selection of beverage options, a new amenity package, a return of our paper menu so customers can view all of the meal offerings available on board.

The menu updates include new wine and champagne offerings, a larger selection of teas and dishes such as grilled beef tenderloin, seafood, lamb biryani and many new desserts.

The new service items will be rolled out on flights from March 31. The airline has not announced any new seat designs or layouts as part of the changes.

According to Singapore Airlines, premium economy is available on 42% of its flights, including those to Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco and Seattle.

Singapore Airlines’ fare calendar shows that premium economy tickets will typically cost between $2,000 and $4,000 for a round trip on U.S. routes in the coming months.

The reporter for this story received access to this event from Singapore Airlines. USA TODAY retains editorial control over the content.

Zach Wichter is a travel reporter for USA TODAY based in New York. You can reach him at zwicher@usatoday.com

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