Emirates Announces New Premium Seating, Kia Carnival Pricing Announced

  • Emirates has confirmed the first route to feature the latest class will be Dubai-London on 4th January.
  • From July 2021, Emirates will become the world's first carrier to include the COVID-19 insurance to passengers.
  • Pricing for the forthcoming Kia Carnival hatchback was revealed, ahead of its anticipated arrival in Singapore showrooms.

Emirates has launched a premium economy option for its fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbos. These new luxury economy cabins will be available in limited routes in the coming months. The design is around two inches more pitch (legroom) than the economy class seat on a Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Emirates Premium Economy Seat

The luxury economy cabin includes the standard arrangement of 56 seats in a 2-4-2 cabins, with seat pitch (legroom) of 40 inches (102 cm) and a width of 19.5 inches (50 cm). The seat on this flight chair reclines eight inches (20 cm).

The seats use premium quality leather and wood finishing close to those seen in aircraft’s business class. There is a 34-inch large touchscreen panel, in-seat battery chargers, a wide dining table, and a cocktail table.

Emirates has confirmed the first route to feature the latest class will be Dubai-London on 4th January. There is not likely to be a post for business class yet.

Emirates is now only selling premium economy fares as a discretionary upgrade. There is no need to save up to buy this commodity. The company sells it as a bonus service to frequent fliers.

Emirates really is proud of the tag line Premium Economy. Emirates has also revamped the chairs in economy class to be more user-friendly. The world’s biggest passenger plane has been sold to Emirates Airlines by Airbus at the end of the year.

From July 2021, Emirates will become the world’s first carrier to include the COVID-19 insurance to passengers. The airline is continuing to offer service to Australia, despite Australia’s borders being closed to non-Australian residents.

Kia Carnival Price Revealed

New Kia Carnival

Pricing for the forthcoming Kia Carnival hatchback was revealed, ahead of its anticipated arrival in Singapore showrooms.

Information and pricing on Kia Australia’s website specifically show the newest generation eight-seater people mover to be available with four separate models and two different engine choices.

Pricing of the Carnival will be sold at a drive-away price tag of S$50,390 or S$69,990, respectively.

Gasoline and diesel rates have jumped significantly during the past couple of weeks, owing to global shortages. Buyers will continue to have a range of four models– S, Si, SLi and Platinum– where they can choose gas or diesel fuel.

As stated in August 2020, gas-powered versions have 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated V6 producing 208kW/400Nm of power and the same amount of torque as the outgoing model’s (up 1kW).

Both engines are powered by an eight-speed automatic transmission. At least 17 inch aluminum wheels for entry level versions and 18 or 19 inch wheels for higher level classes.

On some models, some of the options included are supposed to include leather seating, 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch infotainment display, LED headlights and tail-lights, and semi-autonomous driving aids including adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist.

The latest Carnival is 5,155mm in total length, 2075mm in width and 1740mm in height. It is 40mm larger in average length, 10mm broader and 30mm longer in wheelbase than its counterpart.

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Benedict Kasigara

I have been working as a freelance editor/writer since 2006. My specialist subject is film and television having worked for over 10 years from 2005 during which time I was the editor of the BFI Film and Television.

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