UAE’s largest airline and flag carrier, Emirates has devised plans to fly its new Airbus A380, featuring a new Premium Economy experience on one of its frequent routes- Dubai to London Heathrow starting January 4th, 2021.
Reportedly, the premium cabins will be available on one of the five daily flights, and only some passengers will be invited to upgrade their booked Economy seats on stop until more jets come with the new premium cabin setting.
Speaking along similar lines, Emirates has received only one Airbus A380 model with the new premium economy offering. This 56-seat cabin is set in a 2-4-2 configuration and provides nearly 40-inches of the pitch. Additionally, the seats recline up to eight inches.
In a statement by the company, the brand-new Premium economy seat is a full-featured product designed by German manufacturer Recaro. Although such seats are already available on other airlines, it has been given a ‘luxe-Emirates touch’ using cream-colored upholstery, a large 13’3” seat-back TV screen, and a wood-effect trimming.
It is worth mentioning that the EK003/004 will be operated by the new Airbus A380 to enter the Emirates family. The flight will operate daily from Dubai at 14:30 local time and lands in London-Heathrow (LHR) by 18:20 local time. While the overnight return flight departs LHR at 20:20 local time and reaches Dubai the next day at 7:20.
In addition to the above, the airline giant has also vamped the rest of its cabins. In the first class, Emirates extends 14 suites that are considerably wider and provide taller doors for comfort and privacy. The bathroom on-board features modern fittings and a shower.
Seemingly, in the business class, the style of 76 seats has remained the same, however, it has received a design upgrade with champagne-colored leather seats with wood finishing. Additionally, in economy, all 338 seats have received an ergonomic upgrade with flexible side panels and leather headrests.
Currently, Emirates operates five daily flights connecting Dubai and London. Of which, four are operated with an Airbus 380, one of which will feature the latest premium economy offering.