Emirates Airline has recently received its first of its new-generation Airbus A380 aircraft. Middle East’s leading carrier will be prominently showcasing its revamped business class cabins as well as additional seats in economy class on its newly acquired aircraft.
Media reports said that this will be Emirates Airline’s 85th superjumbo aircraft. The customers traveling in first class would be offered 14 seats, while those booking business class tickets would be offered 76 seats in business class cabin. The new aircraft, which will be offering a total of 426 seats, would be providing 25 additional seats in economy class cabin on the lower deck.
The upgraded business class cabin will have a higher ceiling, and would thus be creating a luxurious and more spacious feel for its customers. Moreover, the overhead luggage bins will now be 28 percent larger, and located in the middle aisles.
According to the reports, Emirates Airline is scheduled to receive seven new Airbus A380 aircrafts during this fiscal year. The new aircrafts are likely to be deployed on various ultra-long-haul routes, which the airline is planning to launch in the future.
A spokesperson of Emirates Airline said that the first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft would also be delivered to the airline by the end of November this year. The new Boeing aircraft will also be showcasing revamped business class cabin, on the similar lines of its new-generation Airbus A380 aircraft.
Providing details about the upgraded business class in Boeing 777-300ER aircraft the airline in a statement said that the premium customers would be offered fully-flat seats. Among other amenities to be provided includes show stowage areas, footrests, literature pockets, redesigned privacy panels, improved lighting options, expanded personal meal table and a larger TV screen.
It may be noted that Emirates Airline had retired the last of its Airbus A340 and Airbus A330 aircrafts recently. The airline is now operating an all Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 fleet, with the average aircraft of 5.2 years.