Emirates will deploy its Premium Economy class in Airbus A380 towards two new destinations, Sao Paulo from November 19 and Tokyo-Narita from December 20.
São Paulo will become the Emirati airline’s fifth service in America where flights will be operated with the new cabin class, while Tokyo-Narita will become the second service in Asia to benefit from it. From November 19, travelers between Dubai and São Paulo will be able to book Premium Economy seats on flights EK261/262, which will initially be available three times a week, then move to daily flights in December. Premium Economy on flights EK318/319, between Dubai and Tokyo-Narita, will be launched daily from December 20.
The A380s deployed on these routes will have a four-class configuration: 56 seats in Premium Economy, located at the front of the main deck and arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration, in addition to 338 seats in Economy class, 76 in Business class and 14 First class suites.
“The Premium Economy offering has proven extremely popular on all ten routes where the product has already launched and, with demand for travel booming across its extensive network, it is expected to appeal to those seeking a premium travel experience at an attractive price. Since Premium Economy was introduced to Emirates’ offering a year ago, more than 160,000 customers have moved from Economy Class, choosing to try the elevated experience that Premium Economy offers“, says the Dubai airline.
Compared to regular Economy Class, Premium Economy Class has larger, more luxurious seats, more legroom, premium meals and beverages, and other value-added features.
Emirates currently operates its A380s with Premium Economy seats to global destinations including London Heathrow, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Singapore, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Houston and San Francisco. Premium Economy class will also debut on flights from Dubai to Mumbai and Bangalore from October 29.