Emirates has launched a private jet service promising "unsurpassed luxury" for well-heeled travellers. The airline is looking to target increasing demand from wealthy travellers looking to book private services, particularly in the Middle East and Europe, but also in the rapidly growing Chinese, Indian and Russian markets.
The Airbus A319 is configured to carry up to 19 passengers and based in two main "zones" – a dining and executive lounge area at the front of the aircraft designed to seat up to 12 passengers, combined with a work area and two large sofas surrounding four mechanically activated tables and two LCD screens. The second features 10 private suites each featuring a lie-flat seat and a LCD screen – which feature the airline's normal inflight entertainment options along with live TV, video conferencing and internet access.
The jet also features a bathroom with shower and floor heating.
Food on board comes from the airline's own menus, but Emirates promises that customised options are available.
A total of 10 suites with sliding rooms await your esteemed presence. Equipped with fully-flat beds, visitor’s seat, a personal mini-bar and 32’‘ screen displaying an award winning ICE entertainment system, the Emirates Executive is the way to fly. Even the onboard spa is worthy of mention: spacious and stocked with the best spa products. One can also expect the most fitting menu, inclusive of regional offerings or even have the menu tailor made as per your personal choice. Wi-fi, mobile connectivity and video conferencing are other tech-savvy services available on-board.
The announcement comes with the launch of a special website for bookings on the service, called Emirates Executive.