How Emirates is taking its A380 luxury to new heights
SAM | 4th January 2021
One of the best airline’s in the world is taking its services to the next level by unveiling a brand-new onboard experience across all of its cabins on the signature A380 aircraft.
What with the ongoing pandemic some airlines have scaled back onboard services. Many have their aircrafts parked and while others have retired large aircrafts from their fleets altogether, Emirates is taking its A380 luxury to new heights.
First Class: even more privacy and luxury
Emirates’ 14 First Class private suites have been enhanced from the original suites, being slightly wider with taller doors, for even more privacy and comfort.
Cabin detail and finishes have also been refreshed with new motifs and colours, from the sweeping stairs that lead from the main deck to the upper deck, to refreshed design trims and modern fittings in the Shower Spa.
Business Class: new luxury finishes
The airline has retained its popular A380 Business Class seats which offer direct aisle access for every passenger, reclines to a fully-flat position, and offers personal mini bars, ample personal storage and a high degree of privacy.
All 76 seats have been refreshed to feature champagne-coloured leather covers and wood finishing, inspired by executive jets, similar to the Business Class on Emirates’ Boeing 777 Gamechanger aircraft.
The same classic colour scheme has also been applied to the Onboard Lounge at the back of the upper deck, for the exclusive use of First and Business Class passengers.
Premium Economy: comfort and space
THE MOST exciting development is that it’s the first Middle Eastern airline to introduce a highly-anticipated premium economy cabin, which offers 56 seats in a 2-4-2 layout.
With a generous pitch of up to 40-inches, Emirates’ premium economy seat is 19.5 inches wide, and reclines 8 inches into a comfortable cradle position with ample room to stretch out.
Covered in cream-coloured anti-stain leather with stitching details and a wood panel finishing similar to Business Class, each seat is designed to provide optimal comfort and support with 6-way adjustable headrests, calf rests and footrests.
Each seat has a 13.3” screen, one of the largest in its class, to enjoy the unmatched array of music, movies, TV, news and other content.
Customers will also find thoughtful touches including easily accessible in-seat charging points, a wide dining table and side cocktail table.
It will be located at the front of the main deck, with 3 lavatories dedicated to customers.
Refreshed cabin interiors
Throughout the A380 interior, you will see new finishes and design touches featuring the Ghaf (prosopis cineraria) tree motif, as well as the clean and airy champagne colour scheme with wood panelling and bronze accents from Emirates’ latest Boeing 777 Gamechanger interiors.
An indigenous evergreen plant, the Ghaf is considered the national tree of the United Arab Emirates, and has deep cultural and ecological significance.