Emirates mulls premium economy; could soon charge extra for seat selection

The Dubai-based airline is looking to boost its ancillary revenues, said president Tim Clark

Dubai-based Emirates Airline is looking to boost its ancillary revenues and is taking a serious look at introducing a premium economy class on its planes as it battles falling yields, its president said on Thursday.

The carrier is considering introducing charges for seat selection and additional baggage charges, Tim Clark told an airlines conference in London.

“We cannot sit back and wait for things to get better,” he said.