Business Traveller (Middle East)

Emirates to roll out Premium Economy across fleet


EMIRATES WILL RETROFIT 105 of its modern wide-body aircraft with its Premium Economy product.

The 18-month retrofit programme, scheduled to begin at the end of 2022, will see 52 Emirates A380s and 53 Boeing 777s fitted with the new cabin class.

The airline is also considerin­g installing a new Business Class product on its

Boeing 777 aircraft, with customised seats configured in a 1-2-1 layout.

At the end of the retrofit programme, Emirates will have 111 Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft offering Premium Economy seats, including the six A380s that would have been delivered to the airline with four cabin classes by December 2021.

On the Emirates Boeing 777, five rows of Economy class seats located just behind Business Class will be removed to install 24 Premium Economy seats laid out in 2-4-2 configurat­ion. On the Emirates

A380, 56 Premium Economy seats will be installed at the front of the main deck, also in 2-4-2 configurat­ion.

By the end of December 2021, Emirates’ A380s with Premium Economy will be operating on the airline’s flights to Frankfurt, London Heathrow, New York JFK and Paris.

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