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Emirates to offer Premium Economy on routes from India starting in October

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Emirates announced yesterday that its highly sought-after Premium Economy offering will be available to customers flying from Mumbai and Bengaluru, starting 30 October. Emirates will operate its newly retrofitted flagship A380 aircraft from the two Indian points, featuring the new Premium Economy seats, as well as refreshed interiors that provide an elevated experience in all other cabin classes.

Travellers flying on the Dubai-Mumbai route can book Emirates’ Premium Economy seats on EK500/501, while customers flying between Dubai and Bengaluru can book their flights on EK568/569 to enjoy the industry’s latest premium economy product with luxurious seats, more legroom, and an elevated dining experience. Seats can be booked immediately via emirates.com, Emirates sales offices and travel agencies, for travel from Mumbai or Bengaluru on 30 October.

As the roll out of the retrofitted and enhanced Emirates A380s featuring a four-class configuration picks up pace, Premium Economy will be deployed on flights to more global destinations.

Premium Economy already features on flights to nine destinations globally, including US points New York JFK, San Francisco and Houston, in addition to London Heathrow, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch, Melbourne and Singapore. Premium Economy cabins will also make their debut to Los Angeles in July, bringing the number of routes offering the distinctive product to 12 by the end of 2023.

On the introduction of Premium Economy to India, Mohammed Sarhan, Emirates VP for India and Nepal said, “We are excited to roll out our much-awaited offering, Premium Economy, to our valued customers in India. The elevated travel experience is sought-after by passengers across our network, whether travelling for leisure or business, and we are delighted to extend it to the two points in India which are served by our iconic A380 aircraft – Bengaluru and Mumbai.

“The launch of our new premium cabin is part of our “fly better” promise and provides more choices to our customers when travelling to Dubai and beyond, allowing them to enjoy memorable travel experiences, with new levels of passenger comfort and luxuries on flights. In addition to the introduction of Premium Economy on the retrofitted aircraft, customers across all cabins can enjoy the refreshed interiors which sport Emirates’ signature ghaf tree motif.”

The refurbishments and aesthetic enhancements that can be enjoyed by passengers on their journeys on the retrofitted A380 aircraft include a blend of beautiful designs and new colour palettes, evident throughout the aircraft, in the carpeting, wall panels, and wood finishing.

The Emirates A380 is loved by customers for its spacious and comfortable cabins, quietness, and unique on-board features such as the Onboard Lounge and First Class Shower Spa. Customers can also enjoy award-winning inflight entertainment on ice with more than 5,000 channels of on-demand entertainment via the industry’s largest screens across all cabins.

Emirates launched its services to India in October 1985, from Dubai to Delhi and Mumbai which formed the base of its initial route network. Since then, Emirates has grown its India operations to serve a total of nine destinations across the country including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram.