Unveiled the new "Premium Economy Class" product

Emirates Airlines invests 8 billion dirhams to modernize its fleet cabins

  • Premium Economy Class customers will have a dedicated check-in area at Dubai International Airport.

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  • Adel Al Reda: "The rate of reservations for the summer and the period after it is strong... and a great demand for all (Emirates Airlines) destinations."

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Emirates Airlines unveiled the "Premium Economy Class" product, which will provide passengers with a dedicated check-in area at Dubai International Airport.Emirates' Chief Operating Officer, Adel Al Reda, said that Emirates Airlines will invest eight billion dirhams to modernize and renew The cabins of more than 120 Boeing and Airbus aircraft, including the provision of the "Premium Economy Class" product.

Premium Class

In detail, Emirates Airlines unveiled an all-new “Premium Economy Class” product, in the air and on the ground.

According to Emirates Airlines, "Excellent Economy Class" customers will have a designated check-in area at Dubai International Airport, or use one of the self-service kiosks to avoid waiting queues.

Seat design

According to the airline, the premium economy class cabin is luxurious, with elegant wood accents similar to the "business" class, while the seats are designed to provide optimum comfort and support with adjustable headrests in six positions.

The cream-colored leather seat also features a 40-inch span, 19.5-inch width, and eight-inch recline, with plenty of room to extend legs.

The seat includes leg and footrests, as well as easily accessible charging points, and a side table for drinks.

travel destinations

The chief operating officer of Emirates Airlines, Adel Al-Rida, said that the new cabin class includes luxurious seats, more space to extend the legs, and service comparable to "business" class on many other carriers.

He added that the new cabin will be available on flights served by the giant A380 aircraft to destinations: London, Paris, and Sydney, starting from August 1, and Christchurch in New Zealand, starting from December 2022, noting that the "Premium Economy Class" is a stand-alone category. and offers a premium experience unparalleled in the industry.

Operations

In statements to the media, Al-Rida revealed that Emirates Airlines is currently operating at 80% of the volume of its operational operations compared to levels before the “Covid-19” pandemic.

He added that the rate of bookings for the summer season and the period after it is strong, pointing to a great demand for all Emirates Airlines destinations.

He said, "We are currently transporting more than three million passengers per month, which is a number close to pre-pandemic levels," noting that the occupancy rate on the airline's flights currently exceeds 80%.

He added that Emirates Airlines currently operates 70 Airbus 380 aircraft, and the entire Boeing 777 fleet, while it is expected to operate 90 Airbus 380 aircraft by the end of this year.

Al-Rida revealed that Emirates Airlines will invest eight billion dirhams to modernize and renew the cabins of more than 120 Boeing and Airbus aircraft, including providing them with the "Premium Economy Class" product.

"Excellent Economy Class"

The "Premium Economy Class" cabin on Emirates Airline "Airbus 380" aircraft, in the four-class division, is located at the front of the main ground floor, and includes 56 seats with a distribution of "2-4-2".

As for Boeing 777 aircraft, up to 24 seats will be installed in the cabin located between the “business” and “economy” classes.

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