Emirates adds Premium Economy to 53 Boeing 777s and 52 A380 aircraft

Panasonic Avionics to provide IFEC

Emirates is going to retrofit 105 of its wide-body aircraft with its Premium Economy product.

The Premium Economy cabin will be fitted on 52 A380s and 53 Boeing 777s.

The 18-month retrofit programme is scheduled to begin at the end of 2022.

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 Emirates 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 Emirates A380, 56 Premium Economy seats will installed at the front of the main deck also in 2-4-2 configuration.

By end of December 2021, Emirates’ A380s with Premium Economy will be operating on the airline’s flights to Frankfurt, London Heathrow, New York JFK and Paris.

Emirates Premium Economy

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 has:

  • 19.5 inches width
  • 8 inches recline
  • in-seat charging points
  • a wide dining table
  • side cocktail table
  • 13.3-inch personal seat-back screen

Panasonic IFEC

The new Emirates Premium Economy seats will feature a range of the latest IFE innovations from Panasonic Avionics.

13-inch HD screens will be fitted at each seat, with integrated control buttons, ultra-wide viewing angles, LED backlighting and capacitive touch all creating a luxury feel for passengers when choosing from over 4,500 channels of entertainment on Emirates’ ice system powered by Panasonic Avionics.

Passengers can connect their own headphones to the IFE system via Bluetooth, experience its 3D gaming options, use the screen’s high-power USB type A and C chargers, and use AC sockets at each seat to power their laptops.

N.B. Image Credit: Emirates

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