Emirates introduce fascinating multi-million dollar upgrades to their Boeing 777 aircraft

Recently revealed to passengers flying their Brussels and Geneva routes, Emirates completely refreshed interiors for its Boeing 777 aircraft represent a substantial move forward for the highly awarded airline. This includes the unveiling of their long anticipated First Class private suites, which are said to take design inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with floor to ceiling sliding doors and 40 square feet of personal space each.

The fully-enclosed private suites are laid on in a 1-1-1 configuration, pushing towards a new industry benchmark across privacy, comfort and refined luxury. The fine detail, which is where Mercedes-Benz comes in, represents the first time an Emirates product has been heavily influenced by another brand, with touches such as soft leather seating, high-tech control panels and mood lighting to complement the all-new colour palette of soft greys, cream and champagne.

Business and Economy have also had extensive refurbishments on board the 777, which extends to just about every space on board including the walkways, washrooms and galleys. This includes newly-designed seats and upgraded inflight entertainment in all cabins.

“The inflight experience is the heart of our brand and service proposition”, explained Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline. “The new 777 interiors [are] part of Emirates’ ongoing investment to continually raise the bar and exceed our customers’ expectations. Aside from our new fully enclosed private suites, Business Class features our latest fully-flat leather seats with personal minibars…Economy Class seats have adjustable full leather headrests, and the inflight entertainment system has been upgraded for all cabin classes.”

The painstaking attention to detail throughout the cabins, from textured wall and ceiling panels to improved lighting features should make flying with Emirates a highly sought after option, especially seeing as they are the largest operator of the Boeing 777 aircraft in commercial operation today, with 165 Boeing 777s in its fleet and a further 164 on order, plus 150 of the next generation Boeing 777x aircraft.

To experience the changes for yourself head to the official Emirates website HERE.


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Chris Singh

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