Dubai’s Emirates reveals $2bn refurbished A380

Dubai’s Emirates reveals $2bn refurbished A380
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Dubai’s Emirates reveals $2bn refurbished A380 as airline pushes new Premium Economy class.

Emirates has revealed the first Emirates A380 aircraft that has undergone a $2bn retrofit programme, deployed on the Dubai-London Heathrow service on Friday, January 6 of 2023.

The airline operating as EK003, is the first of 120 to have completed the refurbishment. The refurbished aircraft features Premium Economy seats and cabin interiors with lighter colour palettes in First and Business Class.

“Customers will notice the difference the moment they step onboard – the spacious A380 will look and feel even more impressive and comfortable. With our latest interiors and products, this newly refurbished aircraft elevates our in-flight experience in all classes of travel, and enables us to offer more Premium Economy seats to meet customer demand,” said Sir Tim Clark, president, Emirates Airline.

“I’m particularly proud that this refurbishment work was designed, conducted and completed in-house at our facilities in Dubai, to the highest standards of quality and safety. It reflects the world-class aviation capabilities and infrastructure that exists within Emirates, and here in the UAE,” he added.

All cabins on the EK003 features Emirates’ newest products and interiors including 56 of the recently launched Premium Economy seats on the main deck. New colour panels have also been introduced across the aircraft including in the carpeting and wall panels.

First and Business Class seats have cream coloured upholstery and lighter-toned wood, the signature ghaf tree motifs are also featured throughout the interiors. The first-class shower spa includes details like a hand-stencilled panel.

Alongside the new launch, engineers will continue to work on two aircrafts. As the programme continues, work will take place on the rest of the fleet. The airline expects to complete the entire programme by 2025.

To achieve this feat, Emirates recruited 190 new project personnel and is working with 48 major partners and suppliers who have also hired workers for the project.

Article: Arabian Business