EMIRATES will introduce a new cabin interior on its flagship Airbus A380 fleet from 2020, including its fully enclosed private suites in First class.
The carrier says it will also revamp its shower spas and the A380’s onboard lounge.
Emirates president Tim Clark outlined changes during a media briefing at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg last week, Flight Global reports.
The new look will be introduced when Emirates receives the first of its latest superjumbo order from Airbus, replicating aspects of the carrier’s B777 product introduced last year.
However, Clark said it was still uncertain whether the enclosed First class suite would be retro-fitted to existing A380s.
He said the suite’s installation was “really difficult” and estimated retrofitting costs at US$30 million per plane or more.