Emirates has introduced the new Premium Economy Cabin to the Airbus A380 aircraft.
The airlines’ newest aircraft Airbus A380 was received by Airbus’ Hamburg facility and the remaining order of five A380 aircraft will be delivered with premium economy cabins over 2021 and 2022. Some of Emirates’ Boeing 777X aircraft will also be upgraded with premium economy seats, which are to join the fleet in 2023. The airline plans to retrofit its A380 fleet as well.
Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline, said: “While others cut back, Emirates is working hard to restore the products and services that we have had to suspend or adjust due to pandemic precautions and introduce new offerings and enhancements. True to our fly better promise, Emirates continues to invest to offer our customers the best possible experience.”
More details will be revealed by Emirates regarding where the aircraft with the premium economy cabins will be deployed.
Commenting on Emirates’ premium economy cabins, Clark said: “Our premium economy product was carefully developed in keeping with Emirates’ brand positioning as a full-service airline of the highest quality. Our first, business, and economy experiences reset industry standards when they were introduced, and we are confident that our premium economy will also make its mark as a distinct premium offering. Until we have a viable number of seats in our inventory to bring to market, we plan to offer the Emirates premium economy experience as a complimentary upgrade to valued customers. We’ll also deploy our newest A380 aircraft on various routes so that our customers can experience our latest offering in all classes.”
The premium economy seats are revealed to be With a pitch of up to 40-inches, being 19.5 inches wide, and reclines eight inches into a comfortable cradle position with room to stretch out. Covered in cream-colored anti-stain leather with stitching details and a wood panel finishing similar to business class, each seat is designed to provide optimal comfort and support with six-way adjustable headrests, calf rests, and footrests. Each seat has a 13.3” screen, one of the largest in its class, to enjoy the unmatched array of music, movies, TV, news, and other content on Emirates’ award-winning ice. Customers will also find thoughtful touches including easily accessible in-seat charging points, a wide dining table, and a side cocktail table.
Emirates premium economy is located at the front of the main deck, with two lavatories dedicated to customers.
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