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Emirates to Install New Premium Economy Class Cabins on 105 Aircraft


To enhance the in-flight experience of passengers, Emirates will retrofit 105 of its modern wide-body aircraft with its Premium Economy product, in addition to other cabin enhancements. The announcement was made today at the Dubai Airshow.

The 18-month retrofit programme, scheduled to begin at the end of 2022, will be entirely conducted at Emirates’ Engineering Centre in Dubai. It will see 52 Emirates A380s and 53 Boeing 777s fitted with the Emirates new Premium Economy class cabins.


Emirates is also considering installing a brand new Business Class product on its Boeing 777 aircraft, with customised seats in a 1-2-1 layout.

At the end of the retrofit programme, Emirates will have a total of 111 Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft offering Premium Economy seats, including the 6 A380s that would have been delivered to the airline with four cabin classes by December 2021.

On the Boeing 777, 5 rows of Economy class seats located just behind Business Class will be removed to install 24 Premium Economy seats laid out in 2-4-2 configuration. On the A380, 56 Premium Economy seats will installed at the front of the main deck also in 2-4-2 configuration.

Emirates’ Premium Economy is in a class of its own. Covered in the finest quality anti-stain leather with stitching details and a wood panel finishing, each seat is designed to provide optimal comfort and support with 6-way adjustable headrests, calf rests and footrests.


Offering a generous pitch of up to 40-inches, each seat is 19.5 inches wide and reclines 8 inches into a comfortable cradle position with ample room to stretch out. it also features in-seat charging points, a wide dining table and side cocktail table.

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