Emirates is taking its signature A380 experience to the next level with the unveiling of a brand-new Premium Economy cabin product, together with enhancements and a revamped look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft.
The airline recently received its newest A380 aircraft from Airbus' Hamburg facility, and its remaining order of 5 A380s will also be delivered with premium economy cabins over 2021 and 2022, said a press release.
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.
Tim Clark, president of 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" he added.
He further 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."
Emirates will announce details of where its A380 aircraft with Premium Economy will be deployed in the coming weeks, stated the press release.
Emirates premium economy cabin offers 56 seats in a 2-4-2 cabin layout. With a generous 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.
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, informed the press release.
Each seat has a 13.3-inch screen, one of the largest in its class, offering an array of music, movies, TV, news and other content on Emirates' in-flight entertainment system- ice. Customers will have 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.