Dubai-based Emirates launches first class service from Manila

Emirates is taking the country’s luxury air travel to a higher level with the introduction of a pioneer cabin offering.

Emirates recently launched its First Dlass daily service from Manila.

“Experience luxury air travel like never before with a number of amenities designed to make your journey one you’ll never forget. Sit back, unwind, and make lasting memories as you travel in style in Emirates’ Boeing 777 First Class,” the airline said.

Emirates’ First Class service allows passengers to travel in privacy with their own private suite which features a personal bar.

It also provides the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment, ice, which features thousands of movies, TV shows, and songs that can be played on demand.

Emirates said each suite is equipped with a set of Bowers & Wilkins Active Noise Cancelling E1 headphones created exclusively for the airline, with guests also to be provided with a luxury skincare kit and a complimentary sleepwear.

Aside from the excellent First Class service, Emirates said guests will get exclusive perks such as complimentary chauffeur-drive to and from the airport in select destinations, as well as access to its premium airport lounges.

Emirates currently operates 25 weekly flights from Manila, Cebu, and Clark to Dubai connecting passengers to hundreds of destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas

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