Emirates Airline has introduced an upgraded business class cabin and configuration on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, with new wider seats laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration for the very first time.
The carrier has invested more than $150 million for the upgrade of the 10 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet.
The refurbished Emirates 777-200LR is set in a two-class configuration, offering 38 business class seats and 264 economy class seats. The business class seats are now two inches wider than previously, in order to provide business class passengers with enhanced comfort.
Meanwhile, the overhead compartments in the centre of the cabin have been removed to provide a more spacious feel on board. The cabin also features electronic windows and the largest personal in-flight entertainment screes, along with a social area – unique to the Boeing 777-200LR fleet.
Adding to this, the reimagined economy class seats on board the state-of-the-art aircraft now feature the latest colour palette of greys and blues, with ergonomically designed seats that can be adjusted vertically for optimum comfort.
Customers can enjoy up to 3,000 channels of on-demand entertainment in ice with 600 movies, over 200 hours of TV, and thousands of music tracks every month. The aircraft is also equipped with WiFi and Live TV across all classes.
Emirates’ upgraded 777-200LR aircraft will go into service on March 6 on its Fort Lauderdale, Florida route. This is the first of 10 aircraft which will be retrofitted with the new configuration over the course of the year. The refurbished 777-200LR aircraft is planned for several destinations, including Emirates’ most recently announced destination – Santiago, Chile.