Emirates expects to receive its first Airbus A380 with a new premium economy cabin by the end of the year.
Every major airline in the world has experimented with the Premium Economy class. It offers the customer a choice for a product better than Economy class while also not giving those big ticket prices for a Business class seat.
As we all know, the big three Middle East airlines: Emirates, Etihad and Qatar are yet to introduce a premium economy product. But it looks like finally we will get to see a premium economy offering from Emirates.
In an interview with Bloomberg news, Emirates President Tim Clark said that by the end of the year, the UAE carrier would take delivery of three of its outstanding Airbus A380s.
Speaking about when we could see premium economy in action, Clark stated,
“We would have to get a critical mass of aircraft before we can make meaningful use of those. But I would say that, by the middle of next year we will roll it out, and hopefully start it on certain routes by the end of next year.”
The airline could use the HACEO eclipse seat for it’s premium economy product.
What do you expect from Emirates’ premium economy seats? Let me know in the comments section below.