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Dubai’s Emirates to introduce premium economy to five more cities in Dec

Dubai carrier Emirates has announced plans to debut the retrofitted A380s featuring its premium economy cabins to New York JFK, San Francisco, Melbourne, Auckland and Singapore from December.

The carrier will operate EK203 and EK204 to New York JFK, starting from December 1. To Auckland, Emirates will debut its premium economy cabin on EK448 and EK449, starting January 15, 2023.

Meanwhile, from February 1, 2023, Melbourne will become the second Australian destination to be served with premium economy on EK406 and EK407.  San Francisco will become the second US destination to be served by A380 on EK 225 and EK 226, starting on February 15, 2023. To Singapore, Emirates’ will fly its A380 with premium economy for the first time on March 1, 2023, operating as EK354 and EK355.

Emirates will also update its schedule to London Heathrow, which will receive its third daily service with premium economy on EK005 and EK006 from January 1, 2023. From March 15, 2023, Emirates will operate its second A380 with premium economy to New York JFK on EK201 and EK202.

From December 15, 2022, Sydney will become the first city in the Emirates network to offer premium economy seats on all flights, with the introduction of the airline’s retrofitted aircraft on EK414 and EK415. The carrier will also start A380 services with a premium economy debut to Christchurch from March 26, 2023, as an extension of the Dubai to Sydney service, operating with EK412 and EK413.

The airline launched its premium economy bookings from June 1. On a four-class Emirates A380, the premium economy cabin is located at the front of the main deck with 56 seats laid out in a 2-4-2 configuration. The airline has said that it will ramp up its A380 services to 42 destinations by the end of March 2023. Tickets can be booked on the carrier’s website and app or via both online and offline travel agents.

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It is also enhancing its existing schedules to over 400 A380 departures from Dubai, offering 460,000 weekly seats by March 2023, including 81,000 seats across its premium cabins. By year end, the airline will be serving close to a third of its network with its flagship on 85 A

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Emirates recently announced plans to kick-off of its fleet retrofit programme, consisting of a multi-billion dollar investment to ensure customers continue to have the best experience in the sky.

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