The airline recently announced the launch of its premium seating on flights from DXB to India.
Emirates A380 aircrafts have debuted their Premium Economy cabins on flights between Dubai and both Mumbai and Bangalore, plus outbound flights from the two cities back to Dubai.
A flight landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (MIAL) to enable MIAL airport officials, VIPs, travel agents, key corporate customers and media to preview the seating section.
This included Prakash Tulsiani, CEO of Mumbai International Airport Ltd., Ashwin Ashwin Noronha – Chief Operating Officer of Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL), Dinaz Madhukar – Chief Commercial Service Officer at Adani Airports, other local dignitaries from the airport authorities, and Mohammed Sarhan – Emirates’ Vice President for India and Nepal.
Mohammad Sarhan, Emirates’ Vice President for India and Nepal said: “Emirates Premium Economy has revolutionised travel for a growing segment of travellers looking to enhance their flying experience. We’ve received an immense response from customers, who have opted to trade up to Premium Economy and embraced the new levels of comfort and luxury it provides at great value. In line with the demand we have seen on the ten routes where the product is already available, we anticipate it will be highly-popular in India as well.
“With the ongoing surge in travel across our network, Premium Economy allows passengers to savour the perfect blend of luxury and affordability. This underscores our ongoing commitment to customers and delivering on our ‘Fly Better’ promise. As we incorporate Premium Economy cabins across a growing number of aircraft, we hope to extend this option on more routes.”
What this means for travellers flying from Dubai to India is that you get to experience choices of 56 plush cream leather chairs at the front of the deck, which are laid out in 2-4-2 configuration. These new seats provide a more generous recline angle than standard economy seats, plus more legroom and elevated dining experience. The whole look and feel of this cabin is more opulent than economy. There’s also a different and more varied dining menu plus extensive beverages.
Furthermore, the inflight entertainment system ice, with over 6,500 channels, has undergone significant enhancements, now boasting a larger screen and an extensive collection of movies, TV shows, and albums in India’s regional languages, including Hindi, Marathi and Kannada.
Emirates have been operating for 37 years in India and have seen their flight plan grow tremendously. In 1985 Emirates launched flights from Dubai to Delhi and Mumbai, but since then have increased to nine other destinations in India, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Thiruvananthapuram.