Emirates took its signature A380 experience to the next level with the unveiling of a brand new Premium Economy cabin. The airline offers a refreshed look across all cabins onboard its newest A380 aircraft. The airline received its newest A380 aircraft from Airbus’ and it screams all things fancy.
Emirates’ Premium Economy Comes With Cradle-Style Seating & Wider Chairs
Travellers flying Emirates superjumbo can enjoy a lavish ride on a double-decker jet with four classes of cabin: First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy. The Premium Economy cabin is docked at the front of the lower deck of the plane.
As for the seating, the cabin has 56 seats set up in a 2-4-2 layout. The seats are upholstered in cream leather with wood panelling, and wider than the ones in the economy class. In short, passengers can enjoy an Emirates’s Business class experience. Also, the seats offer 20cm of recline allowing people to rest in a cradle position. However, it will not allow you to lie flat. Each seat is fitted with a six-way adjustable headrest, calf rests, footrests, in-seat charging points, storage, in-arm dining tables and a side table ideal for storing drinks.
Travellers can enjoy in-flight entertainment in the largest screen in the sky in a Premium Economy cabin. In addition, the Premium Economy class also offers a see an advantage is when it comes to using the washrooms. The new cabin has two bathrooms exclusively for those flying in that class. No details have been revealed about the food and beverage options, and whether it will be different from the economy class.
What About The Fares For Premium Economy Cabin?
Fares for the seats and details on where and when the new A380 aircraft will operate have not yet been revealed. Emirates passengers will not be able to book Premium Economy seats anytime now. Until there is a viable number of seats, the airline is offering complimentary upgrades to passengers flying in Economy.
“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,” said Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline.