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Emirates launches premium economy on Singapore service

Emirates has a premium economy service

The premium economy menu incorporates elements of a business class service.

Emirates has launched a premium economy service on its Singapore to Dubai route.

The Middle Eastern carrier has upgraded its A380 aircraft to include 56 premium economy seats at the front of the plane. Seats are laid out in a two-four-two configuration and offer in-seat charging points and a side cocktail table.

Emirates' Premium economy passengers can also expect six-way adjustable headrests and a comfortable seat recline of eight inches into a cradle position. Calf and foot rests have also been incorporated into the design. Meanwhile, Emirates’ ‘ice’ entertainment system, containing 6,500 music, movie and TV channels, can be enjoyed on 13.3” screens.

Amenities in the new cabins include sustainable blankets woven from recycled plastic bottles, a generously-sized pillow and complimentary amenity kits in sustainable bags.

The in-flight service incorporates elements of Emirates’ business class experience, with a welcome drink, a menu that incorporates both seasonal and regional ingredients, an extensive drinks menu including an Australian vintage sparkling Chandon, as well as after-dinner liqueurs and chocolates.

Premium economy travellers can also expect dedicated check-in kiosks at Dubai airport.

Rather later to the premium economy table than many other airlines including both Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific, Emirates launched its premium economy class in 2021. It is currently deployed to seven destinations, including London Heathrow, New York JFK and Houston.

According to Emirates’ country manager Rashid Al Ardha, demand for the premium economy offering has been strong. “We’re confident that our new cabin will cater to the requirements of both corporate and leisure travellers, offering them a world-class product that’s unique and exceptional,” he said.

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