Dubai’s Emirates to introduce new first class cabin on Vienna route

The carrier first unveiled the new Mercedes-inspired suites at the Dubai Airshow last November.

Dubai carrier Emirates said on Monday it would begin offering its new first class product on its Vienna route from December.

The carrier first unveiled the new suites, inspired by German automotive company Mercedes-Benz, at the Dubai Airshow last November.

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The multi-million dollar upgrade reduces the number of first class seats from eight to six. Each features 40sqft of space with new soft leather seating, high-tech control panels and widescreen high definition televisions, as well as mood lighting.

Other features include a ‘zero-gravity’ lie-flat bed mode for sleeping, a hatch for cabin crew to deliver food orders and storage space via an overhead compartment and full-length cupboard.

Suites positioned in the middle of the cabin also have artificial windows linked to high-definition cameras on the exterior of the plane.

Emirates said the Boeing 777-300ER first class product would be introduced on one of its two daily flights between Dubai and Vienna from December 1.

The plane also features redesigned economy and business class seats with leather feather features including headrests.

EK125 offering the product will depart from Dubai International at 4:50pm and arrive in Vienna at 8:00pm. Return service EK126 leaves Vienna at 9:55pm and arrives in Dubai at 6:35am the next day.

The carrier’s new Boeing 777-300ER was first introduced on its Geneva and Brussels routes.

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