Über Luxe: Emirates Private Jets
Emirates Executive – for when first class just won’t do.
Dubai based behemoth Emirates last week announced its attack on the high-end of town with a new private jet charter service. The airline is targeting those with money to burn in booming markets like Russia, Asia and the Middle East and luring them with a spunky looking Airbus A319.
The airline boasts that flyers will be treated to ‘unsurpassed luxury’ and it’s not hard to see why. Your 19 guests will be spread out over the cabin in two main zones. The forward cabin has a lounge with sofas, and a dining area with a large table for those mid-flight board meetings.
At the other end of the jet you will find ten private suites that are similar in style to those found in first class on mainstream Emirates jets. And if you scoffed at the lack of showering facilities, scoff no more! The jet features a bathroom with shower, under floor heating and Bvlgari toiletries.
The Airbus A319 has a great range – British Airways uses a smaller A318 on its London-New York route, so you can only imagine the possibilities… a weekend in Milan perhaps?
Smaller ‘entry level’ private jets like Gulfstreams and Learjets can set you back tens of thousands of dollars, so I can only imagine the pricing of Emirates Executive to be out of the reach of many. The Emirates website naturally lacks pricing details so the only way to find out is to contact the airline directly. Boo.
Will you be rushing to book Emirates Executive? Can I come?