Emirates to introduce A380 with Premium Economy in Osaka

Emirates will boost its services to Osaka with the introduction of the A380 from June 1, 2024.

The A380 being deployed in Osaka will be retrofitted with the airline’s latest product, Premium Economy, making it the second Japanese gateway to operate the newly upgraded aircraft. The enhanced service will offer increased seating capacity on flights to and from Japan’s second-largest city, as well as introducing the highly sought-after Premium Economy Class for customers, as well as refreshed interiors in First, Business and Economy Class cabins.

Starting June 1, Emirates The four-class A380 will replace the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft that currently operates EK316/EK317 service to and from Osaka Kansai International Airport (KIX). With the enhanced A380 operations, Emirates will offer an additional 910 weekly seats between Dubai and Osaka, offering more opportunities to connect to and beyond Dubai to popular travel destinations such as Milan, Madrid, Brazil, Paris and London. Emirates celebrated the 20th anniversary of its services between Dubai and Osaka last year and during that time, the airline carried more than 220,000 passengers on more than 360 flights between the two gateways in 2023.

EmiratesThe four-class A380 deployed in Osaka will feature 14 First Class suites, 76 lie-flat seats in Business Class, 56 seats in Premium Economy Class and 338 ergonomically designed seats in Economy Class. On a four-class Emirates A380, the Premium Economy cabin is located at the front of the main deck with 56 seats arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration. In the cabin, every inch of space anticipates customers’ needs with generous seat pitch and width for working and relaxing, and customized features that offer functionality and comfort, such as in-seat charging points and a side cocktail table. . The experience is completed with expertly curated onboard amenities, an innovative menu and extensive beverage options. EmiratesIn-flight entertainment “ice” includes up to 6,500 channels of movies, TV shows and music. Customers flying in both Business and First Class will enjoy access to Emirates‘ lounge on board, while First Class passengers will have exclusive access to the airline’s luxurious shower spa. Additionally, passengers can enjoy Emirates‘Exclusive award-winning hospitality and meals prepared with carefully selected ingredients from around the world.

In December 2023, Emirates launched its Premium Economy product on the Dubai-Narita route and has so far generated great interest from customers. The airline’s signature product is currently 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, Bengaluru, Sao Paulo and Dubai.

The airline’s A380 operations to Kansai International Airport (KIX) come as Japan expects an increase in tourism through the unique attractions located within the Kansai region, such as Osaka and Kyoto, in addition to a busy schedule of events including the planned Osaka-Kansai Expo. by 2025. Emirates It also operates a daily four-class A380 service to Tokyo Narita and a daily Boeing 777-300ER service to Tokyo Haneda. Through its scheduled operations to Japan’s three largest international travel hubs, Emirates provides convenient air connectivity to meet growing demand.

As part of its commitment to Japanese travelers, Emirates announced last year the resumption of its Tokyo Haneda chauffeur service for the airline’s First and Business Class customers. Emirates It had also introduced a free shuttle bus service for the airline’s Economy class customers from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport to major train stations: Tokyo (TYO) and Shinagawa (SGW).

Emirates It serves more than 140 cities on six continents through its efficient hub in Dubai. It operates the world’s largest fleet of modern wide-body Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft offering the latest comforts in the sky. Emirates has earned numerous accolades for excellence in all of its operations, including being named World Class Airline in APEX Official Airline Ratings™, which ranks at the top of all APEX Passenger Choice awards and is rated as a Five Star Airline by APEX.

News source: Dubai Press Office

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