Photos: inside the 'Emirates Executive' Airbus A319 private jet

By Chris C., June 29 2015
Photos: inside the 'Emirates Executive' Airbus A319 private jet

Private suites with closing doors, shower spas with deluxe amenities and an on-board cocktail bar and lounge: three things you'll find on Emirates' flagship Airbus A380s, but which you can have all to yourself on the Emirates Executive Airbus A319 private jet.

The first thing you'll see on boarding: your favourite beverages, prepared slightly in advance of your arrival by your dedicated crew...

... and served in an inviting lounge area with adjustable mood lighting:

After takeoff, that space can transform into a comprehensive buffet to offer anything that takes your fancy...

... but really, who needs a buffet when up to four flight attendants are on hand to prepare your meals?

While you dine the aircraft's cocktail space can be transformed into a meeting room with full teleconferencing facilities – because, of course, there's inflight Wi-Fi and a satellite phone link-up for the busy travelling executive.

Or, you can swivel those dining chairs around to create a larger living room for guests on leisure trips:

Emirates Executive private jet: the shower spa

Tucked away behind the cocktail lounge: a bathroom and separate shower spa to rival that in Emirates' A380 first class.

Yet a few key touches remind high-paying guests that they're not on just any commercial aircraft: polished brass replaces the more commonplace metal and chrome...

... while Emirates-branded hangers come adorned with fluffy white bathrobes.

As on the A380, guests can also adjust the temperature of the shower and of the floor, which of course can be heated.

Emirates Executive private jet: VIP suites

As if that weren't enough for a plane roughly the size of a domestic-style Boeing 737, you'll also find 10 private suites towards the rear of the aircraft – naturally arranged in a 1-1 configuration so that everybody enjoys both a window view and direct aisle access.

On the surface, these look relatively similar to Emirates' commercial first class seats: offering travellers a private mini-bar, a wireless tablet to control the seat, closing doors for privacy...

... and a lighted make-up mirror, but with a whopping 32-inch personal HDTV monitor to enjoy movies, TV shows, games and more via the ICE inflight entertainment system.

In the evenings, your flight attendants can transform that into a fully-flat bed with pillows, sheets and a duvet...

... but remember to fasten your shiny seatbelt over the duvet so that you won't be disturbed during any turbulence.

Travelling with more than 10 guests? No problem – the dining and lounge area at the front of the aircraft also transforms to offer sleeping space for five more lucky travellers:

The only downside: the A319 has a maximum flying range of 3,800 nautical miles, so you won't be able to fly from Sydney to London – or even Sydney to Dubai – without stopping en route for fuel.

Explore more of the Emirates Executive private jet in this 1.5-minute video:

Also read: Lufthansa, Mercedes-Benz design luxury private jet cabin

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Chris C.

Chris is a a former contributor to Executive Traveller.

Assuming you had enough of an entourage with you, i wonder if this would actually come out MORE cost effective than buying 10-15 first class tickets ? Wouldn't surprise me if it did to be honest, but then I'm just guessing. 


12 Apr 2013

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I would love to know how much as well :-))) Not that I am going to use this service, unfortunately.


18 Feb 2015

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Can this be booked with points?


Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

19 Nov 2011

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Where do the flight attendants chill?

30 Mar 2015

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The beds are extra spacious ;)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

29 Jul 2013

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Crew rest area is behind the last row of pax seats in the tail section.

24 Aug 2011

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Is it ever likely that EK will discover that gold everything isn't particularly classy but gauche and gaudy?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Aug 2014

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Ikr it looks cheap as hell in my opinion.

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