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Emirates unveils Premium Economy Class

Emirates has finally unveiled the Premium Economy Class on its A380. With the introduction of this, Emirates becomes the 1st Middle-East airline to offer Premium Economy Class.

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Emirates last week took the delivery of its 118th Airbus A380 aircraft that features what calls the Dubai-based airline ‘Signature Premium Economy Class’.

Emirates newest A380 features the much awaited Premium Economy Class along with enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins. The airline received its newest A380 aircraft from Airbus’ Hamburg facility last week, and its remaining order of 5 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 Gulf airline also plans to retrofit its existing A380 fleet.

Let’s take a look at Emirates Premium Economy

Cabin details

Emirates Premium Economy Cabin features 56 seats in a 2-4-2 cabin layout located in the front of the main deck, with 2 lavatories dedicated to Premium Economy passengers.

Premium Economy Cabin

Seat details

With a pitch of up to 40 inches, Emirates’ Premium Economy seat is 19.5 inches wide, and reclines 8 inches into a comfortable cradle position with ample room to stretch out.

The seats are covered in cream-coloured anti-stain leather with stitching details and a wood panel finishing similar to Business Class.

6-way adjustable Headrest

The seats are designed to provide optimal comfort and support with 6-way adjustable headrests, calf rests and footrests.

Calf-rest and Foot-rest

Each seat features a 13.3” inch personal screen, one of the largest in its class, according to Emirates.

Passengers will also find easily accessible in-seat charging points, a wide dining table and side cocktail table.

In-arm Dining and Cocktail table

“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.”, said Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates.

Emirates will announce details of where its A380 aircraft with Premium Economy will be deployed in the coming weeks.

Enhancements in all other Classes

The airline has also made enhancements in First Class, Business Class and Economy Class.

First Class

On this newest Emirates A380, the 14 First Class private suites have been enhanced from the original suites. The suites now are slightly wider with taller doors.

Stairs to the upper deck

Cabin detail and finishes have also been refreshed with new motifs and colours, deck to the upper deck, to refreshed design trims and modern fittings in the Shower Spa.

Refreshed Shower Spa

Business Class

Emirates has retained its A380 Business Class seats which offer direct aisle access for every passenger. The seats recline to a fully-flat position, offers personal mini bars, and ample personal storage.

All 76 refreshed seats feature champagne-coloured leather covers and wood finishing, inspired by executive jets, similar to the Business Class on Emirates’ Boeing 777 Gamechanger aircraft.

Refreshed Business Class

The same classic colour scheme has also been applied to the Onboard Lounge at the back of the upper deck which is accessible only to First and Business Class passengers.

Onboard Lounge

Economy Class

All 338 Economy Class seats onboard its newest A380 are now replaced with ergonomically designed seats that come with full leather headrests and flexible side panels which can be adjusted vertically for optimum support.

Refreshed Economy Class

This latest seat model is a step up from the version currently installed on Emirates’ Boeing B777 Gamechanger aircraft with the seats being lighter, without compromising on comfort or function.

The seats also feature a classy wood grain finish on tray tables, as well as a 13.3” personal screen.

13.3” inch Personal Screen

Refreshed Cabin Interiors

Onboard its newest A380, customers will see new finishes and design touches featuring the Ghaf (prosopis cineraria) tree motif, as well as the clean and airy champagne colour scheme with wood panelling and bronze accents from Emirates’ latest Boeing 777 Gamechanger interiors. Each in-seat screen will feature ultra-wide viewing angles, a capacitive touch screen, LED backlight and full HD display.

Well, what do I have to say? It surely looks like a ride in this bird will be a memorable one. Emirates has truly upped the game with its newest Airbus A380. What do you think of Emirates’ Premium Economy Class? Let us know in the comments section below.

All photos by Emirates.

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