WATCH: Emirates Becomes First Middle Eastern Airline To Introduce Premium Economy Class

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During Covid times, we would all like a little more space to ourselves when travelling. Luckily, Emirates is taking its signature A380 experience to the next level with the unveiling of its brand new Premium Economy cabin – the first airline in the Middle East to introduce this class.

Offering 56 seats in a 2-4-2 cabin layout, Emirates’ premium economy seats promise even more comfort than we’ve come to love from our favourite local airline, with seats that are 19.5 inches wide and reclines 8 inches into a comfortable cradle position with ample room to stretch out.

Seats are 19.5 inches wide and recline 8 inches

Covered in cream-coloured anti-stain leather with stitching details and a wood panel finishing similar to Business Class, they look stylish too, and each seat is designed to provide optimal comfort and support with 6-way adjustable headrests, calf rests and footrests.

When it comes to entertainment, flyers won’t be disappointed – each seat a 13.3” screen, one of the largest in its class, to enjoy the unmatched array of music, movies, TV and news, making long-haul flights all the more enjoyable. There’s also easily accessible in-seat charging points, a wide dining table and side cocktail table. What more could you want?

There’s also a wide dining table and side cocktail table

Commenting on Emirates’ premium economy cabins, Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, said: “Our Premium Economy product was carefully developed in keeping with Emirates’ brand positioning as a full-service airline of the highest quality. Our First, Business and Economy experiences reset industry standards when they were introduced, and we are confident that our Premium Economy will also make its mark as a distinct premium offering.

“Until we have a viable number of seats in our inventory to bring to market, we plan to offer the Emirates Premium Economy experience as a complimentary upgrade to valued customers. We’ll also deploy our newest A380 aircraft on various routes so that our customers can experience our latest offering in all classes.”

Emirates Business Class cabins have also had an upgrade

Now we really can’t wait until our next flight.

Featured image credit: Instagram/SaraShakeel

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