Emirates has unveiled a brand-new Premium Economy cabin product, as well as enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft.
The airline has already received its newest A380 aircraft from Airbus’ Hamburg facility, and its remaining order of five A380s will also be delivered with premium economy cabins over 2021 and 2022.
Emirates’ premium economy seats will also be installed on some of its Boeing 777X aircraft which are only due to join the fleet in 2023. The airline has also shared plans to retrofit its existing A380 fleet.
Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airline, said: “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.”
The new Premium Economy cabin offers 56 seats in a 2-4-2 cabin layout. With a pitch of up to 40-inches, the premium economy seat is 19.5 inches wide, and reclines 8 inches into a comfortable cradle position with ample room to stretch out. Covered in cream-coloured 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-inch screen, one of the largest in its class, to enjoy the unmatched array of music, movies, TV, news and other content on Emirates’ inflight entertainment system ice.
Other features include easily accessible in-seat charging points, a wide dining table and side cocktail table. Emirates Premium Economy is located at the front of the main deck, with three lavatories dedicated to customers.
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.”
Emirates will announce details of where its A380 aircraft with Premium Economy will be deployed in the coming weeks.
Additionally, the airline has introduced enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft. The airline’s 14 First Class private suites have been enhanced from the original suites, being slightly wider with taller doors, for more privacy and comfort.
Emirates has retained its popular A380 Business Class seats which offer direct aisle access for every passenger, reclines to a fully-flat position, and offers personal mini bars, ample personal storage and a high degree of privacy.
All 76 seats have been refreshed to feature champagne-coloured leather covers and wood finishing, inspired by executive jets, similar to the Business Class on Emirates’ Boeing 777 Gamechanger aircraft.
The same classic colour scheme has also been applied to the Onboard Lounge at the back of the upper deck, for the exclusive use of First and Business Class passengers.
Emirates has replaced all 338 Economy seats onboard its newest A380 with ergonomically designed seats that come with full leather headrests and flexible side panels which can be adjusted vertically for optimum support.
This latest seat model is a step up from the version currently installed on Emirates’ Boeing 777 Gamechanger. It is lighter, without compromising on comfort or function. Each seat features a classy wood grain finish on tray tables, as well as a 13.3-inch personal screen to enjoy the airline’s IFE system.
All cabin classes are equipped with the latest generation of Emirates’ 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.