DUBAI, 4 January 2021: Emirates is taking its signature A380
experience to the next level with the unveiling of a brand new Premium Economy
cabin product across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft.
Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark 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 in
offering our customers the best possible experience.”
The airline received its newest A380 aircraft from Airbus’
Hamburg facility last week, 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. Emirates is considering plans to
retrofit its existing A380 fleet.
Commenting on Emirates’ premium economy cabins, Clark said:
“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
The premium economy cabin will offer 56 seats in a 2-4-2
With a pitch of up to 40-inches, the seat is 19.5 inches
wide and reclines 8 inches into a comfortable cradle position. Emirates Premium
Economy is located at the front of the main deck.
On the latest Emirates A380, the airline’s 14 First Class
private suites are now slightly wider with taller doors, for even more privacy
and comfort. Cabin detail and finishes have also been refreshed with new motifs
and colours, from the sweeping stairs that lead from the main deck to the upper
deck, to refreshed design trims and modern fittings in the Shower Spa.
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 minibars, 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 aircraft.
The same classic colour scheme has also been applied to the
Onboard Lounge at the back of the upper deck, for the use of First and Business
Emirates has replaced all 338 economy seats on 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.
The latest seat model is a step up from the version currently installed on
Emirates’ Boeing 777 aircraft. It is lighter, without compromising on comfort
or function. Each seat features a wood grain finish on tray tables, as well as
a 13.3″ personal screen.