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Emirates, the world's biggest international airline, may offer premium-economy seats in a reversal of its resistance to a class combining a touch of luxury with reasonable fares, as declining oil revenues prompt Middle Eastern customers to tighten travel budgets.Emirates, which would become the only major Middle Eastern airline to offer premium economy should it adopt the class, reported its first annual sales decline in a decade in the year through March, while the proportion of first- and business-class seats filled dropped 3.2 percentage points.Emirates and regional rivals Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi traditionally offer economy, business and first-class seating, though the Qatari carrier has begun to phase out first and Emirates has started offering only business and economy on some Airbus Group SE A380 double-deckers.
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