Emirates wel­comes new gen­er­a­tion A380 and Boe­ing 777 air­craft to its fleet

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Emirates has be­gun tak­ing de­liv­ery of its new gen­er­a­tion Air­bus A380 and Boe­ing 777-300ER air­craft. The first of the new gen­er­a­tion A380s was de­liv­ered this month as Emirates’ 85th A380. The first of its new gen­er­a­tion Boe­ing 777-300ER air­craft is ex­pected to be de­liv­ered later this month and will fea­ture up­graded Busi­ness Class seats amongst other fea­tures.

These new air­craft re­flect Emirates’ con­tin­ued in­vest­ment and com­mit­ment to fly­ing a mod­ern, en­vi­ron­men­tally –friendly fleet and pro­vid­ing its cus­tomers with a su­pe­rior level of com­fort and safety.

New gen­er­a­tion Emirates Air­bus A380

In ad­di­tion to its iconic On­board Lounge and First Class Shower Spa, the new gen­er­a­tion Emirates A380 – 388Q will have sev­eral new fea­tures in­clud­ing a new seat con­fig­u­ra­tion. This is the first of seven ex­pected to be de­liv­ered this fis­cal year, with 51 more on or­der. With the re­lo­ca­tion of the crew rest area, there will be 25 ad­di­tional seats in Econ­omy Class, mak­ing it a to­tal of 426 seats on the lower deck. First and Busi­ness Class seats will re­main at 14 and 76 re­spec­tively.

Among the fea­tures is an el­e­gant new de­sign in the Busi­ness Class cabin with a higher ceil­ing to create a more spa­cious and lux­u­ri­ous feel for cus­tomers. Over­head cabin lock­ers on the new A380 air­craft will be con­cen­trated in the mid­dles aisles and will be 28% larger in vol­ume.

The next gen­er­a­tion A380s are ex­pected to serve more ul­tra-long haul routes.

New gen­er­a­tion Boe­ing 777-300ER

From end of Novem­ber, Emirates will be­gin tak­ing de­liv­ery of its new gen­er­a­tion Boe­ing 777300ER. It will be the first of six this fis­cal year and 27 to­tal on or­der. The new air­craft will fea­ture en­hanced Busi­ness Class seats which re­cline to 180-de­gree fully flat beds of 78 inches in length, an in-seat mini­bar and the largest in­flight en­ter­tain­ment screen in Busi­ness Class at 23 inches.

The air­craft will also have an up­graded seat con­fig­u­ra­tion with two ad­di­tional seats in Econ­omy Class tak­ing the to­tal ca­pac­ity in econ­omy to 306. The num­ber of seats in First and Busi­ness Class will re­main the same at 8 and 42 seats re­spec­tively.

The lava­to­ries have also been given a fresh look with new wood fin­ish, im­proved light­ing and new de­signs on the side­wall panel.

These fuel ef­fi­cient air­craft are ex­pected to have im­proved en­vi­ron­men­tal per­for­mance with 2% lower fuel burn.

100% on-de­mand en­ter­tain­ment

Emirates’ en­tire fleet is now made up com­pletely of Boe­ing 777s and Air­bus A380s, as it re­cently re­tired the last of its Air­bus A330 and A340 air­craft. An al­lBoe­ing 777-and-A380 fleet means that the in­flight en­ter­tain­ment of­fer­ing will ef­fec­tively be 100% video on de­mand giv­ing cus­tomers full con­trol and choice with up to 2,600 chan­nels of en­ter­tain­ment on its award-win­ning ice sys­tem.

Cur­rently, 85% of Emirates’ fleet of pas­sen­ger air­craft is equipped with Wi-Fi on board in­clud­ing all A380 air­craft. In ad­di­tion, 108 air­craft are equipped with live TV, which has up to nine chan­nels of live news and sport.

With close to 90% of cus­tomers on Emirates con­nect­ing to Wi-Fi on long haul flights, Emirates will con­tinue to meet the in­creas­ing de­mand for con­nec­tiv­ity, en­abling more air­craft with Wi-Fi and live TV each month.

Emirates flies from Malta to Dubai on a Boe­ing 777-300 via Lar­naca in Cyprus on Mon­days and Wed­nes­days, with the op­tion of stop­ping in Lar­naca. On Sun­days, Tues­days, Thurs­days, Fri­days and Satur­days the air­line op­er­ates the Dubai - Malta route on a cir­cu­lar rout­ing via Tu­nis in Tu­nisia, while the re­turn flight is di­rect from Malta to Dubai.

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