EMIRATES’ president Tim Clark has confirmed the Gulf carrier is looking seriously at a Premium Economy product, admitting the airline is playing catch up on its rivals already offering the cabin.
“We may have underestimated the demand for Premium Economy, but we are looking at Premium Economy seriously now,” Clark told Aviation Business.
“We’re considering whether the cabin is big enough, if we need to add another couple of rows, and what the risk and reward are.”
MEANWHILE, Emirates will expand capacity on flights between Dubai and Johannesburg over the upcoming Christmas/New Year peak travel season, with the introduction of a second daily A380 on the route.
The increase will see EK fly double daily A380s and double daily 777-300ERs to JNB, with the extra A380 flight operating 15 Dec 2017-13 Jan 2018.