Emirates has unveiled details of its new premium economy cabin fitted onboard its latest A380 aircraft, which the airline took delivery of last month.
Emirates’ premium economy cabin offers 56 seats in a 2-4-2 cabin layout. With a pitch of up to 101cm, each seat is 49cm wide, and reclines 20cm into a cradle position. Additionally, each seat is fitted with 6-way adjustable headrests, calf rests and footrests, alongside a 33cm screen, in-seat charging points, dining table and side cocktail table.
Emirates’ premium economy cabins will be offered as a complimentary upgrade to select passengers, until the airline has a viable number of seats in its inventory to bring to market, according to its president, Tim Clark. The carrier will also deploy its newest A380 aircraft on various routes, with further details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Emirates’ remaining order of five A380s will also be delivered with premium economy cabins over 2021 and 2022. The new seats will also be installed on some of the airline’s Boeing 777X aircraft, due to join the fleet in 2023. As well, there are plans to retrofit the carrier’s existing A380 fleet.
Additionally, the airline also unveiled a series of enhancements on its newest A380 plane, including refreshed cabin interiors, wider and taller doors for its first class private suites, new luxury finishes for its business class seats, and ergonomically designed seats for economy class.