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As one of the leading airlines in the Middle East, Emirates Airlines continues to introduce innovations in its bid to elevate every aspect of the passenger experience. With the launch of the Emirates premium economy class, passengers trading up from the economy can enjoy the much-awaited service now.  


Here’s all you need to know about Emirates premium economy class, the airline’s latest bid in elevating the level of comfort and relaxation of its passengers.

What is a premium economy class?

The premium economy class, also known as ‘elite economy class’ or ‘economy plus class,’ is a travel class offered by some airlines. It is often described as a class halfway between the standard economy and business class in terms of price, comfort, and available amenities.

Passengers can now fly with Emirates in Premium Economy on the first of their brand new A380 aircraft, with fully refurbished interiors with cream and bronze tones to match the latest Boeing 777 Gamechanger aircraft. Travellers can look forward to experiencing higher levels of comfort and relaxation in the airline’s new premium economy cabin. Among others, travellers will be able to enjoy more space and a premium dining experience in a comfortable cabin interior.

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What does the Emirates premium economy class offer?

Premium economy seats

Emirates Airlines introduces a new level of comfort by providing wider, cream leather seats along with raised cushioned leg rests. Headrests are also fully adjustable complemented with a deeper recline to allow for extra space and comfort. Moreover, the premium economy seats are located at the front of the aircraft allowing travellers to more easily exit the aircraft upon landing.

Premium dining experience

Travellers will be served an excellent choice of dishes and fine wines unavailable in economy class. A set of regional monthly menus is set to be presented on Royal Doulton china tableware complete with stainless steel cutlery. The woodgrain dining table folds neatly into the seat while travellers reserve the option of resting their glass of wine on the exquisitely designed side table.

Inflight entertainment

Long flight? Rest assured that the premium economy cabin inflight entertainment system will keep boredom at bay. The premium economy cabin features a 13.3-inch HDTV perfect for streaming thousands of movies, TV shows, and more. You can even connect your own headphones wirelessly via Bluetooth if you’re so inclined. Lastly, premium economy passengers are also welcome to connect to a high-speed Wi-Fi service.

What are the Emirates premium economy routes & flights?

Emirates has recently unveiled its highly anticipated premium economy cabin in Melbourne as part of its extensive multimillion-dollar retrofit program. The program aims to equip a total of 126 aircraft, including 67 A380s and 53 Boeing 777s, with the luxurious premium economy cabins.

Emirates’ premium economy cabin is now offered by three services in Australia, specifically on four-class A380 planes. Melbourne travelers can enjoy the cabin experience daily on flight EK406/EK407, while Sydney travelers have the option on EK412/EK413 and EK414/EK415.

With this expansion, Melbourne becomes the fifth city in Emirates’ network to provide premium economy, joining Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch, and London.

When will I be able to book Emirates premium economy class?

Emirates has now opened bookings for premium economy seats on flights to select destinations.

How much does it cost to upgrade to premium economy on Emirates?

The cost of upgrading to Premium Economy on Emirates depends on your booking details and availability. Enter your booking details here if you wish to continue and upgrade your Emirates flight.

Emirates premium economy price

Premium economy flights from Dubai to London

From Dubai to London Heathrow:

  • The lowest-priced one-way premium economy fare is AED 4,430 (USD 1206.10).

Premium economy flights from Dubai to Auckland

From Dubai to Auckland:

  • The one-way fares premium economy class starts from AED 8,000 (USD 2,178.43).

Premium economy flights from Dubai to Sydney

From Dubai to Sydney:

  • The one-way fares premium economy class starts from AED 8,170 (USD 2,222.43).

Premium economy flights from Dubai to Christchurch

From Dubai to Christchurch:

  • The premium economy fares for this route start from AED 8,350 (USD 2,273.70).


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