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- Richard Moss
Emirates have begun the largest known fleet refit with project testing already underway since July of this year. The multi-billion dollar project will officially commence in November with an expected end of April 2025.
During this project four aircraft a month will be out of action as the Emirates engineering team refurbish throughout. 67 double-deck A380s will launch the project in November. Immediately after, 53 777s will undergo the refit. Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s are two of the largest commercial aircraft, adding to the scale of the project! Emirates are one of the world’s largest airlines and operate more A380s and 777s than any competitor.
No other airline has taken on a project of this magnitude in house. This means there is no blueprint for such an undertaking. Whilst the official commencement is November, it is imperative that the Emirates engineers spend ample time beforehand thoroughly testing the plans to ensure the monthly target of four aircraft completed a month runs smoothly.
The refit will see all new carpets throughout the fleet as well as upgraded staircases. In total almost 4,000 new Premium Economy seats will be installed. This is in addition to 728 First Class seats refurbished. In Business Class over 5,000 seats will be upgraded to a new style and design.
The new Premium Economy is the driving force behind the refit, although the airline are using this opportunity to update all cabins and interior throughout. Premium Economy is currently available to passengers on popular London, Sydney and Paris routes. From the end of 2022, when the refit picks up momentum, it will be available to more customers. With an unrivalled service and more legroom, the luxurious new Premium Economy is definitely something to get excited about. With Premium Economy, Business and First being our specialty at Your Travel Corporate, do not hesitate to get in touch with any enquiry. Find out more about Emirates in our airline hub.