Emirates has confirmed plans to increase capacity on Osaka flights by operating the route with its ever-popular Airbus A380 from June 1.
The A380 to be deployed to Osaka will be retrofitted with the airline’s latest product, Premium Economy, making it the second Japanese gateway to operate with the newly upgraded aircraft.
From 1 June, Emirates’ four-class A380 will replace the airline's Boeing 777-300ER aircraft currently operating the EK316/EK317 service to and from Osaka’s Kansai International Airport (KIX).
The change in aircraft will add 910 seats to the Dubai - Osaka route per week.
Emirates’ four-class A380 deployed to Osaka will feature 14 First Class suites, 76 lie-flat seats in Business Class, 56 seats in Premium Economy Class and 338 seats in Economy Class.
On a four-class Emirates A380, the Premium Economy cabin is located at the front of the main deck with the 56 seats laid out in a 2-4-2 configuration.
Customers flying in both Business and First Class will be able to access Emirates' onboard lounge, while First Class passengers will also be able to use the aircraft’s shower spa.
Emirates' Premium Economy product is currently available on flights to 15 destinations globally, including Auckland, Bangalore, Christchurch, Dubai, Houston, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mumbai, New York JFK, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo Narita.© Travel News Asia