New Award Redemption Charts on Singapore Airlines (2016) - Everything You Need to Know!

Singapore Airlines has finally revealed the new award redemption charts on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir. You will now be able to redeem for Premium Economy cabin and there are also a bunch of changes that will take effect from 24 May 2016! Read on to find out exactly what these changes are: 

Click HERE for the new Singapore Airlines award chart for Saver tickets!

Premium Economy Redemption on SQ | Photo Credit: Singapore Airlines

Premium Economy Redemption on SQ | Photo Credit: Singapore Airlines

1. Premium Economy Now Available for Redemption

You will now be able to redeem for Premium Economy (PY) award tickets (on Saver and Standard) on eligible flights. I am looking at the new chart very briefly and it seems that the redemption for PY is closer to Business (J) than Economy so it probably makes sense to just save a little more for J anyway? 

2. Only Saver and Standard - No More Full Awards

Singapore Airlines is finally getting rid of the Full Awards from 24 May 2016 - if you have a Full Award flight departing from 24 May 2016, you will be refunded with a difference in KrisFlyer miles as your award ticket will now be rebooked into a Standard one. Will there be less availability now that Full Awards are gone? Only time will tell. 

3. More Miles Required Now for Europe (Zone I) - Amsterdam, Athens, Copenhagen and Rome

The previous Europe (Zone I) countries have been consolidated with the existing Europe (Zone II) countries - they are now collectively known as Europe. You still have until 24 May 2016 to book under the old redemption chart so if you are thinking about going to one of the following countries, you should definitely consider booking them now: 

Comparison of New Singapore Airlines Redemption Chart (One-Way) for Europe (Zone I)
Cabin Class (Saver) Previous Chart
(before 24 May 2016)
New Chart
(after 24 May 2016)
Economy 35,000 35,000
Premium Economy N/A 62,500
Business 60,000 80,000
Suites/First 85,000 107,500

If you have been saving for an award ticket to Amsterdam, Athens, Copenhagen and Rome, now is the best time to redeem them before the new redemption chart comes into effect on 24 May 2016. 

Final Thoughts

Apart from the devaluation of miles to certain European destinations (Amsterdam, Athens, Copenhagen and Rome), the new redemption charts is actually comforting to most of us. Many of us expected Singapore Airlines to adjust the required miles for Business and Suites award tickets upwards when they introduce Premium Economy but thankfully this did not happen. So hold on to your credit cards and start saving up because your next adventure is only a few thousand miles away!