Emirates will introduce the new Premium Economy cabin on all flights between its Dubai base and Sydney for the first time.
At 10:30 p.m., flight EK414 will arrive at Sydney Airport, making the EK414/EK415 flights the second to use Emirates’ recently upgraded flagship A380 with the new cabin between Sydney and Dubai.
The Premium Economy cabin has been available on the EK412/EK413 route since August 1 of this year. The EK414/415 service now joins that service.
EK414 departs Dubai at 2:00 am and arrives in Sydney at 10:30 pm the same day. EK415 departs Sydney at 6:00 am and arrives in Dubai at 1:20 pm the same day. Emirates’ other service EK412 departs Dubai at 10:15 am and arrives in Sydney at 7:00 am the next day. EK413 departs Sydney at 9:45 pm and arrives in Dubai at 5:15 am the next day. All times are local.
At the front of the main deck is the Premium Economy cabin, which has 56 seats arranged in a 2-4-2 layout. The cabin’s large seat pitch and width for working and relaxing, as well as specially designed facilities like in-seat charging stations and a side cocktail table, all anticipate the needs of the passengers.
The experience is completed by thoughtfully chosen in-flight facilities, creative food, and a wide range of beverage choices.
As part of Emirates’ retrofit program, which includes a multi-billion dollar investment to guarantee customers continue to have the finest experience in the air, Premium Economy seats have been added to the second Sydney route.
Barry Brown, Divisional Vice President Australasia at Emirates said, “Emirates is making a significant investment in its cabin experience as part of its A380 retrofit program. Now, with two services offering Australians Premium Economy, Sydney sits at the forefront of this program which is a testament to our commitment to Australia and the demand we are seeing from customers. We look forward to welcoming more Australians on board to enjoy the subtle luxury of Premium Economy.”
With a wide range of amenities that transform the journey into a destination, including one of the largest screens in the business on which passengers can enjoy the airline’s award-winning in-flight entertainment system, ice, the Emirates A380 experience has long raised the bar for passenger comfort.
The aircraft’s hallmark amenities are available to passengers flying in First and Business Class cabins, including the well-known Onboard Lounge, totally flat seats in Business Class, and private suites and Shower Spas in First Class.
Sydney and Melbourne are served twice daily by Emirates’ flagship A380 aircraft in Australia, while Brisbane and Perth are served once daily.