It has for a long time been known that Emirates planned to launch a fourth cabin class on its Airbus A380, namely Premium Economy. Finally, the details and pictures are unveiled.
Emirates will fill the relatively large gap between their Economy Class and Business Class with its brand new Premium Economy. Earlier last week, the airline received the first delivery of its six ordered new Airbus A380. At present, only one aircraft is equipped with the new cabin product, but its remaining order of five A380s will also be delivered with premium economy cabins over the next two years.
Emirates has chosen to place the Premium Economy in the rear part of the main staircase, between the two floors.
There are in total 56 Premium Economy seats in a 2 – 4 – 2 cabin layout. All seats offer a generous pitch of up to 40-inches – which is superior to its competitor Singapore Airlines’ equivalent product in the same aircraft type. The seat is 19,5 inches wide and can be reclined 8 inches into a comfortable cradle position. Passengers also have a footrest and calf rest for that essential extra comfort.
There is a six-way adjustable headrest, a 13,3” inflight entertainment screen, easily accessible in-seat charging sockets, side cocktail table and one wide and adjustable dining table.
In addition, Premium Economy customers have three dedicated lavatories. Emirates has previously announced that they are considering introducing Premium Economy on its entire A380- fleet, but this decision will not be taken until later in 2021. Aside from A380, Premium Economy will be available on Emirates Boeing B777X, scheduled to enter their aircraft fleet in 2023.