An Emirates A380 superjumbo jet that has been modified has resumed passenger service. It is the first of 120 airplanes operated by airlines based in Dubai that have finished a two-year, multi-billion dollar fleet makeover.
According to a statement from the airline, the 3.1-year-old Emirates A380-800 aircraft, registered A6-EVM, resumed passenger service on a flight between Dubai (DXB) and London (LHR) on January 6, 2023.
The redesigned A380 has 56 Premium Economy class seats on the main deck and new color schemes that can be seen in the wall panels and carpet.
“On the upper deck, First and Business Class seats sport Emirates’ latest cream-colored leather upholstery and lighter-toned wood finishing, similar to the airline’s ‘game changer’ product. Emirates’ signature ghaf tree motif also features prominently throughout the interiors, including hand-stenciled panels in the First Class Shower Spa,” Emirates wrote.
The airline is currently concentrating on refurbishing its other A380, designated A6-EUW. It is anticipated that the project will be finished by the end of January 2023.
Emirates’ two-year retrofit project, which was initially announced in early August 2022, is a multi-billion dollar investment made by the airline with the goal of enhancing passengers’ in-flight experiences.