Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PressExposure) August 12, 2008 -- Emirates, the rapidly expanding Dubai based airline, has announced several of the features and amenities that passengers can enjoy on the new Airbus A380, in a move that the company hopes will offer travelers the comfort and space previously only associated with private jets.
Following the delivery of the first Airbus A380 to join the Emirates [http://www.emirates.com/] fleet on the 28th July, the interiors and on-board product were finally revealed, with many already commenting that the new aircraft could revolutionize air travel.
Spread over two levels, the Emirates A380 aircraft will feature a carefully designed interior, offering passengers the maximum amount of space and comfort available. The upper deck of the plane will be dedicated to Premium Class passengers and will feature several amenities never before seen on a commercial passenger aircraft. 14 flat-bed suites situated near the front of the aircraft will offer a spacious work area, electronically controlled mini bar and what many are calling the most advanced in-flight entertainment system available.
However, it is one of the amenities of First Class that has been the focal point for discussion among those who have seen it. An On Board Shower Spa, from the airline's spa brand, Timeless Spa, is available to all First Class travelers. The showers will be regulated through a software program that works a traffic light system, giving each customer a five minutes shower.
Business Class on the A380 [http://www.emirates.com/english/flying/our_fleet/airbus_A380-800/a380_800_main.aspx] is also set to offer passengers some innovative features. Cleverly designed seating enables all travelers on the aircraft to have aisle access, with easy laptop stowage and a selection of beverages available in a Business Class lounge, while those traveling in Economy Class can enjoy spacious and comfortable seats and Gourmet chef prepared meals.
The A380 also produces 50% less cabin noise than its nearest sized rival aircraft and a higher cabin pressure, both proven to reduce the effects of travel fatigue and to ensure a pleasant flight for all passengers.
Travelers will be able to make up their own minds about the A380 aircraft at the start of August when Emirates Airline [http://www.emirates.com/] launches its first commercial flight from Dubai to New York's JFK, with further flights following later in the month.