Credit: Emirates

A Look Inside the Refreshed Emirates Boeing 777

After teasing us for weeks now, Emirates has finally unveiled the completely refurbished interiors of its Boeing 777 aircraft, including the white-hot new First Class private suites.

From First Class to the Business and Economy, along the walkways and into the galleys, the multi-million dollar upgrade left no stone (or overhead bin) untouched. Newly-designed seats, an upgraded inflight entertainment in all cabins – it’s practically a new aircraft.

First Class. Credit: Emirates

Emirates Airline President Sir Tim Clark said:

“The inflight experience is the heart of our brand and service proposition. The new 777 interiors that we are unveiling today is 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.”

“Throughout the aircraft, our customers will see modern and airy cabins, with painstaking attention to detail evident in design touches such as the textured wall and ceiling panels, lighting features, and more.”

First Class. Credit: Emirates

Emirates’ latest First Class product gives a nod to the design philosophy of the Mercedes-Benz S- Class, bringing together two brands renowned for luxury and comfort. The collaboration inspired several design details in the private suite, including the soft leather seating, high-tech control panels, and mood lighting.

On the ground, Emirates and Mercedes-Benz have extended their partnership to provide a fleet of the S-Class cars as part of its complimentary Chauffeur-drive service. First Class passengers arriving or departing in the UAE will enjoy a seamless journey from aircraft to home, and vice versa, in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Business Class. Credit: Emirates

All cabin classes on the 777 will be equipped with a new generation of Emirates’ award-winning ice inflight entertainment system, offering improved and superior image quality. Each in-seat screen will feature ultra-wide viewing angles, a capacitive touch screen, LED backlight and full HD display.

The Business Class seat onboard the new 777 was also inspired by the interior of a modern sports car, with a diamond stitch pattern on the full leather cover, ergonomically designed headrest, and a sleek overall look and feel.

Business Class. Credit: Emirates

The Business seat has a pitch of 72 inches and moves into a fully-flat sleeping position. It also has touchscreen controls for the seat and inflight entertainment system, several personal lighting options, privacy panels between seats, a shoe stowage area, footrest, and a personal mini-bar.

Economy Class (where you’ll find us) now features a colour palette of soft greys and blues. The ergonomically designed seats come with full leather headrests that have flexible side panels and can also be adjusted vertically for optimum support.

Economy Class. Credit: Emirates

The latest Emirates 777 aircraft with these new features will enter commercial service on 1 December, making its debut on flights to Geneva and Brussels.

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