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Emirates’ premium economy introduction is expected to to face another setback.
President of Emirates, Tim Clark, had observed that the airline was prepared to introduce premium economy on the carrier’s aircraft.
But reports the premium economy product was delayed once again.
In 2019, it would be recalled, Mr Clark observed that the new product would be introduced on newly delivered Airbus A380 and Boeing 777X aircraft in 2020, with the latter taking the crown of being the first aircraft with the new premium economy seats in Emirates’ fleet.
However, with problems regarding the 777X’s power plant, the GE9X, the folding wing-tip jet was delayed until 2021, taking the introduction of premium economy together with it.
Emirates CEO Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, says
“The COVID-19 pandemic will have a huge impact on our 2020-21 performance.”
He says the airline’s as he noted that passenger operations were temporarily suspended since March 25, 2020.
He said “We continue to take aggressive cost management measures, and other necessary steps to safeguard our business.”
He indicated that travel would return to normal levels in 18 months’ time, as the airline reported its FY2020 financial results.
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