Emirates announced today that its highly sought-after Premium Economy offering will be available to customers flying to and from Mumbai and Bengaluru, starting 29 October.
Emirates will operate its newly retrofitted flagship A380 aircraft to these two popular Indian points, featuring the new Premium Economy seats, as well as refreshed interiors that provide an elevated experience in all other cabin classes.
Travellers flying on the Dubai-Mumbai route can book Emirates’ Premium Economy seats on EK500/501, while customers flying between Dubai and Bengaluru can book their flights on EK568/569.
The airline offers the industry’s latest premium economy product with luxurious seats, more legroom, and an elevated dining experience.
Emirates A380 retrofit and rollout
As the rollout of the retrofitted and enhanced Emirates A380s featuring a four-class configuration picks up pace, Premium Economy will be progressively deployed on flights to more global destinations.
Premium Economy already features on flights to nine destinations globally, including US points New York JFK, San Francisco and Houston, in addition to London Heathrow, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch, Melbourne and Singapore.
Premium Economy cabins will also make their debut to Los Angeles in July, bringing the number of routes offering the distinctive product to 12 by the end of 2023.
In addition to the introduction of Premium Economy on the retrofitted aircraft, customers across all cabins can enjoy the refreshed interiors which sport Emirates’ signature ghaf tree motif.
The refurbishments and aesthetic enhancements that can be enjoyed by passengers on their journeys on the retrofitted A380 aircraft include a blend of beautiful designs and new colour palettes, evident throughout the aircraft, in the carpeting, wall panels, and wood finishings.
The Emirates flagship
The Airbus A380 is the quintessential flagship aircraft for the airline. Emirates is the largest operator of the A380, with a fleet of 123 aircraft. The A380 is a double-deck, wide-body aircraft that can carry up to 853 passengers in a single-class configuration.
The Emirates A380 is loved by customers for its spacious and comfortable cabins, quietness, and unique on-board features such as the Onboard Lounge and First Class Shower Spa.
The dedicated Onboard Lounge serves passengers in First and Business Class. The lounge offers passengers a variety of food and drinks, as well as a place to relax and socialize.
The aircraft also boasts the Shower Spa for passengers in First Class. The spa offers passengers a chance to freshen up and relax during their flight.
In terms of cabin comfort, the A380 checks all the boxes as a long-haul flight workhorse. The spacious cabin offers plenty of legroom which is ideal for extended range flights.
Customers can also enjoy award-winning inflight entertainment on ice with more than 5,000 channels of on-demand entertainment via the industry’s largest screens across all cabins.
Emirates launched its services to India in October 1985, from Dubai to Delhi and Mumbai which formed the base of its initial route network.
Since then, Emirates has grown its India operations to serve a total of nine destinations across the country including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram.