Emirates Airline is considered the number one airline for premium capacity measured in international ASKMs (Available Seat Kilometre), clocking in 876 million ASKMs per week, according to OAG (Official Airline Guide) schedule data for April 2014.
The carrier has the highest available international premium capacity measured in seat kilometres deployed. This is primarily due to the long haul nature of Emirates Airline’s fleet deployment.
The airline also recently received delivery of its 50th A380, configured with 90 first and business class seats, further adding to Emirates Airline’s average weekly capacity of over 191,000 premium seats according to OAG data.
President, Emirates Airline, Tim Clark commented: “Our A380 is a showcase for many of our innovative and iconic on-board products – such as the shower spa, onboard lounge, and the first class private suite.”
He added: “When we signed up for the A380, we had a clear vision for how we would deploy these aircraft. At the same time, we also saw a tremendous opportunity to take the flying experience to whole new levels. We worked closely with Paris-based Jacques Pierrejean Design Studios to create our cabin interiors, investing thousands of hours into every detail. We took a bit of a gamble pulling out rows in business class to put in the onboard lounge, we pushed the envelope to bring the first showers onto a commercial flight, and we made sure our inflight entertainment system in all classes offered unparalleled choice and quality. These efforts have paid off, and our customers love flying the A380.”
Over 27.5 million passengers have flown on Emirates Airline’s A380s since 2008, with premium and overall seat factors on the A380 fleet consistently outperforming the network.