Sunday, 3 May 2015

Almost Time for Emirates New Premium Cabin

One of the world's finest airlines is in the “final stages” as it prepares to launch its new luxury bedroom product that is to be rolled out on its Airbus A380 and Boeing 777s, a senior airline executive said on Sunday. 

The new premium product will be “more like a private railway cabin” (to fit one passenger) and will initially be launched on the airline’s A380s and later introduced on the 777 fleet, Shaikh Majid Al Mualla, divisional senior vice president of the Commercial Operations Centre at Emirates airline, told reporters in Dubai, on the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) conference.

Emirates Airlines is the largest operator of the Airbus A380 super jumbos, with 60 in the fleet from an order of 140. The Gulf carrier is also the largest customer of Boeing’s new long-range 777x jet. 

Al Mualla said the new product will be rolled out across the existing fleet. He declined to state who had designed the product or how much it would cost passengers but said more details would be made available shortly.  It will be “more commercially viable for passengers,” Al Mualla said when asked about pricing. 

Emirates executives have been hinting for the past 12 months that they are close to unveiling their new bedroom product. In May 2014, Emirates President, Tim Clark, told the Wall Street Journal that the airline was in the advanced stages of launching on-board bedrooms. 

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