Emirates Airline will be introducing its new business class seat at the globally acclaimed ITB Berlin tradeshow. The airline will be launching its new fully flat business class seats on its 170th Boeing 777 aircraft scheduled to be delivered this November. The airline is describing its new product as “evolution as well as revolution”.
Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline, said, “The new business class seat draws inspiration from a modern sports car and its interiors. The light grey seats have full leather cover with diamond stitch pattern. The headrest is ergonomically designed. Its look and feel is essentially sleek.”
The new business class cabin is equipped with many upgraded features. Among major highlights include a 72-inch seat pitch, a mini-bar, HDMI port, USB port, state-of-the-art touchscreen IFE controller, 23-inch TV screen, show stowage areas, foot rests, literature pockets, redesigned privacy panels, expanded personal meal table and improved lighting options. The seat will be of dark and light grey in color with buried walnut veneers. The business class cabin will have a total of 42 seats configured in 2-3-2 layout.
Emirates Airline presently owns an impressive fleet of 155 Boeing 777 aircrafts. It has also placed orders for 188 more Boeing 777 aircrafts. The revamped business class seats would be prominently featured on all the airline’s newly acquired Boeing 777 aircrafts following its 170th delivery.
Tim Clark has effusively praised the new revamped business class product on B777s. He said that the business class seats have been given a completely modern and fresh look, while retaining all the existing features. The airline has at the same time taken into consideration the customers’ comfort with improved seating and sleeping features, and simultaneously adding few more amenities as well.
Emirates Airline is anxiously awaiting the arrival of its first revamped Boeing 777 aircraft later this year. The airline will also be looking forward to the response of the premium customers with bated breath, and which it hopes would be positive.