Emirates announces extensive cabin enhancements

The work is scheduled to begin at the end of 2022 at Emirates’ engineering centre in Dubai

Dubai-based Emirates Airline is set to embark on an 18-month programme to retrofit 105 of its wide-body aircraft with its premium economy product, in addition to other improvements.

A total of 52 Emirates A380s and 53 Boeing 777s will be 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 in a one-two-one layout.


Emirates Airline president Tim Clark  said: “Emirates is investing in this retrofit programme to ensure that we continue to serve our customers’ needs, and provide the best experiences in the sky.Since we introduced our premium economy seats a year back, we’ve received a hugely positive response. Customers have been amazed by the quality and comfort.

“As Emirates has done with our signature first, business and full-service economy travel experiences, we intend to further develop our premium economy into a distinctive Emirates experience that is unmatched in the industry.”

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Once the retrofit programme has been completed, Emirates will have a total of 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 this year.

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