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Updated May 2024

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.  

Wego has noted everything you need to know about Emirates premium economy class, the airline’s latest bid to elevate the 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 quickly 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?

As of now, Emirates’ Premium Economy class is offered aboard the largest air carriers, the A380s. These flights connect the UAE to various destinations, including London Heathrow, Sydney, Melbourne, Mumbai, Auckland, Christchurch, Singapore, Bengaluru, Los Angeles, New York JFK, Houston, São Paulo, San Francisco, and Tokyo Narita.

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

Please Note: The prices below offer an estimate for flight costs, which may vary over time. Here are the flight options for May 2024.

The lowest-priced one-way premium economy fare from Dubai to London is AED 3,890 (USD 1,059) approximately. The one-way premium economy class fare from Dubai to Sydney starts from AED 10,215 (USD 2,781) approximately. The one-way premium economy class fare from Dubai to New York starts from AED 4,845 (USD 1,319) approximately. The one-way fares for premium economy class from Dubai to Singapore start from AED 3,205 (USD 872) approximately. We recommend checking Wego for detailed information on flight prices and schedules.

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