The airline is investing over USD150 million to refurbish its 10 B777-200LR aircraft, now setting them with the two-class configuration offering 38 business class seats and 264 economy class. The business class follow the same design and shape of Emirates’ latest lie-flat seats, but are five cm wider. They have an 183 cm pitch, touchscreen controls for the seat, in-flight entertainment system, personal lighting options, privacy panels, shoe stowage area, footrest and a personal mini-bar.
The new business class cabin also features a social area – unique to the Boeing B777-200LR fleet – offering snacks and beverages.
Emirates’ first newly refurbished B777-200LR aircraft officially went into service on March 06 to Fort Lauderdale, the US.
The remaining nine planes are set to be retrofitted over the year, and are planned for several destinations, including the most recently announced route to Santiago, Chile.