Dubai-based Emirates has always been a leading airline in service and product, and today they upped the ante in their luxury offerings. The new Emirates Executive service will accommodate up to 19 passengers in an exclusive, private Airbus A319, bringing all of the posh amenities from the legacy Emirates service.
The aircraft will be equipped with a highly configurable dining and work lounge, ten first class sleeping suites and a premium shower spa, then stocked with Emirates catering and crew. The aircraft should have a range of about 3700 nautical miles.
Though it’s fairly common for legacy airlines to offer charter service as an extension to their commercial product, launch of the Emirates Executive product is unique in that it takes their industry-leading first class and distils it into a 19 person corporate jet. And as their first class commercial product is often more expensive than the competition, you can expect that their charters will command a premium as well.