Emirates, Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline 2016, will launch a series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet. According to Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, the A380 On-board Lounge is hugely popular with the Emirates customers, and has become an iconic feature of Emirates’ A380 offering. The A380 On-board Lounge was launched in 2008 and has gone through small but successive enhancements in line with customer feedback to increase the amount of space for the customers to interact in the lounge. The new Emirates A380 On-board Lounge will make its first public appearance at the Emirates Infinite Possibilities stand during ITB Berlin, one of the world’s largest tourism trade fairs. It is currently being installed onto one of Emirates’ brand new A380 aircraft at Airbus’ facilities, and will make its operational debut in July 2017. While retaining the trademark horseshoe-shaped bar, Emirates’ latest A380 On-board Lounge will offer more seating space with a new seating arrangement along the windows on both sides of the bar. Inspired by private yacht cabins, each seating area will have a table and window view. Overall, the lounge can comfortably accommodate up to 26 passengers at a time, including 8 seated. The new On-board Lounge will also feature an airier look and feel. Lighter champagne colours will be used in the cabin and lounge seating, accented by a glossy dark wood trim.