Emirates has plans to add more seats and get rid of their first class section on certain routes come this winter. The plan is in place for certain routes to and from London.
Their plan is to change the seats on the routes from 489 to 615, which would increase the amount of passengers by 26 percent.
Victoria Moores of Air Transport World explained why the airlines are switching up their seating arrangements.
“With fares cheaper than ever before, it is great news for customers, but it also means airlines have to work harder to keep fares down. That means airlines have to stay flexible with their products, in this case swapping aircraft layouts to suit market demand.”
When fares are down it’s important for airlines to remain competitive.