DUBAI, UAE, 6 March 2018 – Emirates has unveiled a brand new business class cabin and configuration on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, with new wider seats in a 2-2-2 configuration for the first time.
The airline has invested over USD150 million to refurbish 10 777-200LR aircraft already in its fleet.
The newly refurbished Emirates 777-200LR aircraft is set in a two-class configuration, which offers 38 business class seats and 264 seats in economy class. While the business class seats are in the same design and shape of Emirates’ latest lie-flat seats.
The business class seat has a pitch of 72 inches and moves into a fully flat sleeping position. It also has touchscreen controls for the seat and inflight entertainment system and several personal lighting options, privacy panels between seats, a shoe stowage area, footrest and a personal mini-bar.
In addition, the new business class cabin features a social area that is available only the Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.
Economy class seats onboard the 777-200LR have also been refreshed with a new colour scheme although there is no upgrade in space or seat pitch.
Emirates’ newly refurbished 777-200LR aircraft went into service today 6 March for a service to Fort Lauderdale.
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 will serve several destinations including Emirates’ most recently announced destination – Santiago, Chile.