Dubai’s Emirates to unveil new first class offering in November

The new first class cabin will make its debut onboard a Boeing 777-300ER

Dubai airline Emirates will unveil its new first class product at the Dubai Air Show in November, it announced on Tuesday.

The new first class cabin will make its debut onboard a Boeing 777-300ER, and will feature six private suites laid out in a 1-1-1 layout, compared to the existing eight private suites in a 1-2-1 layout on Emirates’ existing 777 fleet.

The airline’s new Boeing 777-300ER will also include other new features in the business and economy class cabins, a statement said, without elaborating.

Emirates said it will announce the destinations where the new Boeing 777-300ER is to be deployed in “due course”.

Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline said: “Our products and services across cabin classes are continually improved and enhanced. But what our customers will see on Emirates’ new 777s starting from November, will be a much bigger revamp that takes our onboard experience to the next level.

“All cabins will sport a totally fresh new look. We are excited to showcase the results of years of planning and development invested into our new first class offering, and our overall Emirates 777 experience. More details will follow.”

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777, flying 162 of the wide-body aircraft to six continents.

Earlier this year, the Dubai airline revealed a multi-million dollar cabin interiors upgrade programme for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet.

As part of the programme Emirates unveiled an enhanced onboard lounge for its Airbus A380 aircraft.

The new lounge, publicly unveiled at trade fair ITB Berlin in March, is being installed in one of Emirates’ brand new A380 aircraft and will make its operational debut in July 2017.

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