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A seven-star hotel in the air

August 08, 2013 10:56 IST

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For those who seek luxury beyond first class seats in an airline, Emirates has come up with a private jet that makes the best first class seats look modest.

The jet, filled with amenities that match a 7-star hotel, can be chartered to fly at any airport in the world as per the wish of the customer.

Emirates has customised the Airbus A319, which has a seating capacity of 124 economy class passengers, to accommodate just 19 fliers.

Let’s take a tour of this ultra-luxurious plane to see what it offers.

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Staff

The jet has a dedicated executive team and multilingual cabin crew that attend to customers’ request immediately. They are almost like the concierge service of a 7-star hotel.

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Lounge

The aircraft is divided into two areas. The front has a spacious lounge featuring two sofas and six lounge seats, which can be configured for doing business, dining, or simply relaxing.

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Lounge

Customer can customise the living space to suit their precise needs during flight. An expansive lounge area can be arranged as a private restaurant, personal office for conferences and meetings, or simply to relax in.

The lounge seats also convert into full-sized beds.

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Suites

Emirates Executive has ten private suites. Each equipped with sliding privacy doors, fully-flat bed seats, visitor’s seat, personal mini-bar and a 32-inch screen displaying award-winning ICE entertainment system.

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Entertainment

Enjoy up to 1,500 channels of award-winning on-demand entertainment, including the latest movies and TV programmes from around the world, music, games and news.

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Communication

A customer can attend to business in the air, with Wi-Fi, mobile phone connectivity and a state-of-the-art video conferencing system available throughout the flight.

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Spa

A customer can rejuvenate mid-flight in the luxury shower spa or separate powder room. The spa includes a floor heating system.

Finished in classic walnut and marble, the spa is stocked with fine linens and a range of luxury spa products.

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Food

The aircraft has an award-winning menu worthy of the world’s best restaurants, with a wide range of regionally inspired dishes available on demand.

But if you have specific needs, the airline will tailor a bespoke menu to your personal tastes.

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Scheduling the aircraft

The plane takes off at a time that you decide and at an airport of your choice, even if it is outside Emirates’ network.

Airbus A319 can fly 8 hours non-stop.

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Bookings

Customers can book the aircraft through Emirates Executive website. It can be booked on a short notice and comes with a chauffeur-driven car service. Dedicated ground staff attends to all the transit needs of the customer.

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Price

Emirates has not revealed exact pricing for the services. They are provided to customers on application.

But the company has seen an increase in demand for charter planes from markets in the Middle East, Europe, India, Russia and China,

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Airbus A319

Airbus A319 is 111.11-feet long and seats 124 passengers in the economy class. The plane’s wing span is 111 feet and had a height of 38.7 feet. This dimension makes it one of the largest business jets in the world.

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Airbus A319

Airbus’ A319 completed the first-ever ‘Perfect Flight’ across North America. Perfect Flight is Airbus’ programme that aims to cut CO2 emissions by more than 40 per cent compared to a regular flight.

The commercial flight on an Airbus A319 aircraft from Toronto, Canada to Mexico City combined a modern, state-of-the-art aircraft, powered by sustainable alternative fuels, and guided by streamlined Air Traffic Management procedures.


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