Emirates unveils latest A350

Starting this year on a strong note, Emirates will be showcasing its latest A350 at the Arabian Travel Market. Their game changing products such as the fully enclosed private suite in their first class cabin, to the next gen A380 onboard lounge and premium economy will be some of their offerings on showcase, shares Adil Al Ghaith, SVP, Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East and Central Asia, Emirates.

TT Bureau

How was the Q1 2024 in terms of recovery?

We have just started the new financial year, and so far bookings remain strong over the course of the next few months. With regard to the last financial year, our results will be announced in May. So, watch this space.

Will you be introducing any new product onboard?

The Emirates A350 will be entering service later this summer, and will come with next generation products across Business, Premium Economy and Economy. The newest Emirates cabins will offer a host of enhancements, including new features, stylish interior finishes and next level in-seat technology.

What will you showcase at ATM this year?

Visitors to the Emirates ATM stand will have the opportunity to experience our latest roster of innovative products and fan-favourites, including the highly popular Emirates Premium Economy seat, which is currently available on 27 A380 aircraft flying to 15 destinations. We will also be featuring our iconic Boeing 777-300ER game-changer First Class fully enclosed private suite, Boeing 777 Business Class seat, the newest generation of the A380 Onboard Lounge and First Class Shower Spa, as well as Economy Class seats. There will also be a dedicated area showcasing our latest sustainability initiatives, including onboard items that incorporate responsibly sourced materials, and items from ‘Air-crafted by Emirates’ – a unique collection of luggage, bags and accessories made from upcycled materials from retrofitted A380 aircraft.

Are you looking at new routes or special routes for summer?

This summer, we will be reinstating services to Phnom Penh via Singapore. Bogota, our newest destination is South America, will debut on our network in early June. We will also be announcing exciting network updates soon. So, stay tuned.

Could you share about the impact of having been awarded the autism certified centre?

We recognise the challenges customers with autism and sensory sensitivities face in airport environments. The certification we received, awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards represents a significant step towards making travel more inclusive and accessible to neurodiverse customers.

Do you see the Chinese market returning?

The Chinese market has not fully returned as anticipated; however, we are seeing some improvement in traffic in and out of China.

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