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Emirates' enhanced Premium Economy

Emirates’ Premium Economy to extend to Sao Paolo and Tokyo Narita

, September 28, 2023

Emirates has announced that its highly sought-after Premium Economy offering will be introduced to two more points in its network, Sao Paolo from November 19 and Tokyo Narita from December 20.

Sao Paolo will become the airline’s fifth point in its North and South American network where flights will operate with the new cabin class, while Tokyo Narita will become the second gateway in Emirates’ Far East network which offers its latest cabin product, featuring extra legroom, premium features and amenities.

As the airline’s retrofit programme picks up pace and the product extends to more routes on its network, Sao Paolo will become the 13th city where Emirates will operate its newly retrofitted flagship A380 aircraft, while the number of points offering Premium Economy will grow to 14 with the addition of Tokyo Narita.

Besides featuring the new Premium Economy seats, the enhanced aircraft that will operate on the routes also boast refreshed interiors that provide an elevated experience throughout the other cabins, with a new look and feel.

From November 19, travellers flying between Dubai and Sao Paolo can book Emirates’ Premium Economy seats on EK261/262, which will initially be available three times weekly, scaling up to daily flights in December. Premium Economy on flights EK318/319, to and from Tokyo Narita, will launch as a daily offering from December 20.

The aircraft to be deployed on the routes in a four-class configuration, feature 56 seats in Premium Economy, located at the front of the main deck and laid out in a 2-4-2 configuration, in addition to 338 seats in Economy Class, 76 in Business Class and 14 First Class suites.

Sao Paolo is one of the latest destinations that will be operated by the enhanced A380 aircraft  in a four-class configuration and marks the entry of Premium Economy in Emirates’ Latin American network. Tokyo Narita is the airline’s first gateway in Japan where Premium Economy will be available and follows the debut of the product in Singapore in July.

Since Premium Economy was introduced to Emirates’ offering one year ago, more than 160,000 customers have traded up from Economy Class, choosing to try the elevated experience it provides.

Emirates currently flies its A380’s with Premium Economy seats to global destinations including London Heathrow, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Singapore, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Houston and San Francisco. Premium Economy will also debut on Emirates’ flights to Mumbai and Bengaluru from 29 October.

On the retrofitted aircraft, the refreshed interiors sport Emirates’ signature ghaf tree motif as well as other aesthetic enhancements, beautiful designs and new colour palettes, evident throughout the aircraft.

Emirates currently operates daily flights between Sao Paulo and Dubai, connecting passengers to more than 130 destinations in its worldwide network. Emirates’ Brazilian operations also includes a Boeing 777 service between Dubai and Rio de Janeiro, which connects travellers to Buenos Aires. Emirates also serves its customers in Japan through its three gateways, with daily flights to Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda and Osaka Kansai. – TradeArabia News Service



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