Emirates is taking its signature experience to the next level with a brand new premium economy cabin product. The airline is also adding other enhancements and a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft.
The Emirates A380 is already one of the most sought-after travel experiences in the skies, and now the airline has made it even better. While others cut back, Emirates is working hard to restore the products and services they had to suspend or adjust due to pandemic precautions. At the same time the company is also introducing new offerings and enhancements.
The airline recently received its newest A380 aircraft from Airbus’ Hamburg facility, and its remaining order of 5 A380s will be delivered over 2021 and 2022. The new A380 features brand new premium economy seats. These will also be installed on some of Emirate’s Boeing 777X aircraft which are only due to join the fleet in 2023. Emirates is considering plans to retrofit its existing A380 fleet.
Premium economy: comfort and space
The 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.
Each seat has a 13.3” screen, one of the largest in its class, to enjoy the unmatched array of music, movies, TV, news and other content on Emirates’ award-winning ice.
Customers will also find thoughtful touches including easily accessible in-seat charging points, a wide dining table and side cocktail table.
Throughout the interior, 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 are added.