(04 Jan 2021)
Emirates has added Premium Economy Class
to its popular Airbus A380 aircraft.
The airline received its newest A380 aircraft
Airbus’ Hamburg facility last week, and its remaining order of 5
A380s will also be delivered with premium economy cabins over this
year 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 says it is also considering
whether to retrofit its existing A380 fleet, or not.
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said,
“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
The Premium Economy cabin offers 56 seats in
a 2-4-2 cabin layout. Each seat has a pitch of up to 40-inches,
is 19.5 inches wide, and reclines 8
inches into a comfortable cradle position with ample room to
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 6-way adjustable headrests, calf rests and footrests.
Each seat has a 13.3” screen, 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 3 lavatories dedicated to customers.
Emirates is expected to announce details of where its A380
aircraft with Premium Economy will be deployed in the coming
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