Emirates introduces Premium Economy Class for flights to and from Singapore

Emirates Premium Economy class was launched last year to great response, and was available on flights to seven destinations including London Heathrow, New York JFK, and Houston. This month, Emirates introduces it to flights between Singapore and Dubai, on its upgraded four-class A380 aircraft.

The Premium Economy cabin is located at the front of the main deck, with 56 seats in a 2-4-2 configuration.

Above: the cream-coloured leather seats have a decent seat pitch of 40 inches (the distance between the seat and the one in front of it).

The seats can recline 8 inches, and there are calf rests and footrests for added comfort. Each seat also has easily accessible in-seat charging points, and a side cocktail table.

Above: the wood panel finishing and dining experience is inspired by business class, where there’s a welcome drink served in glassware, and the meals are served on chinaware with stainless steel cutlery.

Each seat has a 13.3″ screen, which is one of the largest in its class (the same size as the ones on Singapore Airlines’ Premium Economy class), and of course shows all of Emirates’ 6,500 entertainment channels.

Above: there’s a generously-sized pillow, complimentary amenity kits, and a soft, sustainable blanket made from recycled plastic bottles.

Another bonus is a dedicated check-in counter for Premium Economy at Dubai International airport.

Here’s a general price comparison for tickets across the different classes at the time of writing:

Most of the flights we checked over the next few months showed a difference of just a few hundred dollars between Economy and Premium Economy Class. Considering it’s between 7 to 8 hours of flying, we say the comfort is worth the upgrade.


Tickets can be purchased on EMIRATES.COM, the Emirates App, at Emirates sales offices, and via both online and offline travel agents.