Emirates launches new Premium Economy

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Emirates Airlines is the largest in the Middle East, with over 3500 flights per week from Dubai International airport to over 150 cities in 80 countries. Emirates airlines operates a variety of Airbus and Boeing Wide-Body fleets with the A380 being the state-of-the-art aircraft. They have now launched its’ Premium Economy class on the A380 Airbus. This is the first of its kind from the Gulf Airline carriers. With its competitors such as Qatar Airways and Etihad having no such offerings. 

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So is it worth it to upgrade from the Economy class to the Premium Economy? It is speculated that Premium Economy could be priced 55-60% cheaper than Business Class and 25-30% more than Economy Class flight prices. Have a look at the features you can expect in Premium Economy below to help you decide whether this upgrade is worth it for you on your travels.


  • Wider cream coloured leather seats
  • Raised cushioned leg rests
  • Adjustable headrests and a deeper recline
  • Upgraded on board entertainment:- 13.3 inch HD TV
  • Polished woodgrain dining table
  • Wider menu selection available
  • The seats are also situated in front of the aircraft giving you priority to exit upon landing.

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The new premium economy cabins will be available on the A380 airbus, on selected flights, flying between Dubai, Paris Charles de Gualle, London Heathrow and Sydney from the 1st of August and New Zealand Christchurch from December.

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