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Emirates Unveils Premium Economy and Enhancements Across All Cabins on its Newest A380

Premium Economy (Emirates photo)

Emirates Airline has unveiled a brand new Premium Economy cabin product together with enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft.

The newest A380 aircraft was delivered from Airbus’ Hamburg facility last week. The airline is expecting delivery of the remaining 5 A380s with Premium Economy cabins over 2021 and 2022. Emirates will also install the premium economy seats on some of its Boeing 777X aircraft which are scheduled to join the fleet in 2023. It is also considering plans to retrofit its existing A380 fleet.

The Emirates A380 is already one of the most sought-after travel experiences in the skies, and now we’ve made it even better. While others cut back, Emirates is working hard to restore the products and services that we’ve 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. 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

Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline

Emirates Premium Economy

The Emirates Premium Economy Cabin will offer 56 seats in a 2-4-2 configuration.

Number of Seats in A380 Cabin56
Cabin Configruation2-4-2
Seat PitchUp to 40 inches
Width19.5 inches
Recline8 inches
In flight Entertainment13.3″ screen
Location of Premium Economy CabinFront main deck with 2 lavatories dedicated to Premium Economy customers
Other features of seatsCovered in cream-coloured anti-stain leather with stitching details and a wood panel finishing similar to Business Class. Also comes with 6-way adjustable headrests, calf rests and footrests.

First Class – More privacy and luxury

Number of Suites in the Latest A38014
EnhancementsSlightly wider and taller doors for more privacy and comfort.
New motifs and colours of the sweeping stairs that lead from the main deck to the upper deck
Refreshed design trims and modern fittings in the Shower Spa

Business Class

Number of Seats76
New FinishingsChampagne-coloured leather covers and wood finishing, inspired by executive jets, similar to Business Class on Emirates’ Boeing 777 Gamechanger aircraft.
Same classic colour scheme applied to Onboard Lounge at the back of the upper deck.

Economy Class

No of Seats338
Seat FeaturesErgonomically designed seats with full leather headrests and flexible side panels which can be adjustable vertically for optimum support.

All cabin classes are equipped with the latest generation of Emirates’ award-winning ice inflight entertainment system offering improved and superior image quality. Each in-seat screen will feature ultra-wide viewing angles, a capacitive touch screen, LED backlight and full HD display.

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