The Premium Economy product will be retrofiting 105 of their modern wide-body aircraft with it, as well as considering a new 1-2-1 configured Business Class on their B777 fleet.
The 18-month retrofit programme will be conducted at the Engineering Centre in the United Arab Emirates. The airline will have a new cabin class called Premium Economy, which will be fitted on 52 of the A380s and Boeing 777s.
The Premium Economy Seat on the A380 is from Emirates.
A new Business Class product is being considered by the airline, with seats in a 1-2-1 layout. At the time of writing, there was no further information given.
Sir Tim Clark, President of the airline, said that they are investing in the retrofit programme to ensure that they continue to serve their customers. The response to our Premium Economy seats has been very positive. The quality and comfort have amazed customers. A new Business Class product is being considered. More details will be revealed in the future.
The Business Class on the A380 is configured.
At the end of the retrofit programme, the airline will have a total of 112 aircraft with Premium Economy seats.
The 5 rows of Economy class seats that are located just behind Business Class will be removed to allow for the installation of 24 Premium Economy seats.
Premium Economy seats will be installed at the front of the main deck on the A380.
By the end of December 2021, the A380s with Premium Economy will be on the airline's flights to Paris, New York JFK, and London.
The cabins on the A380 have been upgraded.
The Premium Economy class will be added from 2020. The new A380 aircraft will be added to the existing A380 and B777 fleet, as well as being fitted with the new Premium Economy feature.
Sir Tim Clark, the CEO of the airline, said in an interview that there will be a new Business Class seat on the new Boeing 777x.
The Premium Economy seat is a departure from the traditional 3-class model that has filled their A380s. The new seat is one of a number of design changes and technological changes that are being made in the new A380 cabin. The new economy is called the Premium Economy.