Emirates is continuing the deployment of its four-class Airbus A380, with the next destination to gain the type being Osaka, Japan.
The airline will bring its double-decker jet to Osaka from the 1st of June 2024, offering First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class cabins aboard.
The four-class A380 will replace the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft currently operating the EK316/EK317 service to and from Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. They are configured with:
- 14 First Class suites (Upper Deck)
- 76 lie-flat seats in Business Class (Upper Deck)
- 56 seats in Premium Economy Class (Lower Deck, Forward)
- 338 Economy Class seats (lower Deck
With upgraded A380 operations, Emirates will offer 910 additional weekly seats between Dubai and Osaka, offering more opportunities to connect to and beyond Dubai to popular destinations for travellers including Milan, Madrid, Brazil, Paris and London.
Demand appears to be there, with Emirates reporting it carried more than 220,000 passengers on more than 360 flights between the two gateways in 2023.
Growing out Premium Economy
It seems that Emirates is sticking to its commitment to Premium Economy, continuing the rollout of products across its fleet.
Currently, Premium Economy is available on flights to 14 other destinations globally, including New York JFK, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, London Heathrow, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch, Melbourne, Singapore, Mumbai, Bangalore, Sao Paulo and Dubai.
With expanded capacity and choice of service level, it should provide choice to the passengers – and we all know having a choice is a wonderful option to have, especially when you have the option of arriving closer to your destination.
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