Emi­rates new first class to be un­veiled in Novem­ber

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Emi­rates has con­firmed it will un­veil its new first class suite at the Dubai Air Show in Novem­ber. The prod­uct will de­but on a new B777-300ER air­craft, and will be con­fig­ured 1-1-1, with a total of six suites in the cabin. This com­pares to the cur­rent B777 first class lay­out of eight suites in a 1-2-1 con­fig­u­ra­tion.

Emi­rates says the new B777-300ER will also “boast a range of other new fea­tures in the Busi­ness and Econ­omy Class cab­ins”, adding that the routes onto which the air­craft will be de­ployed will be an­nounced“in due course”.

It’s not clear at this stage whether there are plans to retro­fit the new prod­uct across the car­rier’s ex­ist­ing B777 and A380 fleet, or if it will only fea­ture on new B777 de­liv­er­ies. An­nounc­ing the un­veil­ing plans 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 on-board 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, watch this space.”

Ri­val Gulf car­rier Eti­had Air­ways of­fers a three-cabin The Res­i­dence prod­uct on its A380 su­per­jum­bos, as well as nine seats in its First Apart­ment, while Qatar Air­ways has a first class cabin on its A380 air­craft (with ei­ther eight or 12 seats de­pend­ing on the air­craft lay­out). emi­rates.com

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