By Sohail Sawlani

1 Year On: Emirates Rejoices in Success of New Premium Economy Cabin

August 1, 2023

DUBAI, 1 AUG | Dubai-based carrier, Emirates celebrates their success in the implementation of their new Premium Economy Cabin 1 year on, with over 160,000 passengers trading up for tickets since its launch in August last year.

Since its launch last year, the state-of-the-art Premium Economy seat has been given many awards- including the 2023 awards for best Premium Economy by Skytrax, Business Traveller (also in 2022), and This is because customer response has been overwhelmingly positive with demand exceeding expectations and bookings growing month on month, demonstrating its appeal to a broad range of traveller segments who want to try out its understated luxury and meticulously elevated experience at great value, according to the airline.

Emirates currently flies its A380s with the latest Premium Economy cabins to London Heathrow, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Singapore, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Houston, San Francisco and Dubai, with flights regularly registering full seat loads in Premium Economy. The airline plans to make Premium Economy available to customers flying to and from Mumbai and Bengaluru from 29 October, and additional cities will be announced soon. Emirates currently operates 20 aircraft fitted with Premium Economy, 14 of which were retrofitted in-house by the Emirates Engineering team in Dubai over the course of the last nine months.

The Premium Economy roll-out is a core component of the airline's multi-billion-dollar retrofit programme which will see the interior upgrade on 67 Emirates A380 cabins, as well as 53 Boeing 777 cabins. By the end of the programme, over 4000 Premium Economy seats will be installed, along with over 700 First Class suites and 5000 Business Class seats refurbished with the latest interiors.

Sources: Emirates via Press Release

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