Emirates launches new First Class on 777 Fleet
Emirates rolls out new Boeing 777’s fitted with it’s game-changing fully enclosed private suites in First Class, as well as refreshed Business and Economy Class cabins. The new Emirates cabins were unveiled for the first time at the Dubai Airshow last month, to positive acclaim from visitors at the show who had the opportunity to view the product. It also generated international excitement as consumers around the world viewed the first images, videos, and reviews of Emirates’ latest in-flight offering, according to Emirates.
Following its Dubai Airshow debut, Emirates’ first 777-300ER with the new cabin products has now begun operating on the Dubai to Brussels route. The first flight EK183 landed in Brussels earlier in December with 288 passengers onboard, including a full First Class cabin.
Emirates’ First Class now features six fully enclosed cabins with sliding doors following a four-year process of studies and negotiations among others to satisfy regulatory authorities pressing to ensure emergency evacuation, air flow and other issues are respected.
Because of the additional space the suites take up, 777 first class cabins are reduced from eight to six seats, according to the airline hailing out of UAE. The compartments are arranged in a three-abreast configuration. Emirates worked with Mercedes-Benz, among others, on the interior design. The new layout required extensive modification to the cabin, including the ceiling in the first class section.
While on the ground at Brussels airport, Emirates organised special guided tours to provide its trade and airport partners, VIP guests, and members of the media with a first-hand look at the innovative amenities that the airline provides in all three cabins for its customers, according to the airline.
Emirates has a track record of successful innovations that have raised the bar for the industry in terms of in-flight customer experience since its launch in 1985. Its fleet of Boeing 777 and Airbus A380s boasts unparalleled entertainment on demand in all classes with its award-winning ice system, and inflight connectivity through in-seat text, email and telephone services, as well as mobile and Wi-Fi services.
Emirates is the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft, flying 166 of these modern and efficient wide-body aircraft to six continents from its hub in Dubai. Founded in 1985, Emirates is a global connector of people, places, and economies. The airline’s global network serves 155 destinations in 83 countries.