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Emirates' First Destinations for Refurbished Boeing 777

DALLAS – Emirates (EK) has unveiled the first set of destinations in its route network to be served by its refurbished Boeing 777s featuring new cabin interiors starting in August this year.

The Dubai (DXB) based carrier plans to introduce its refurbished B777s to Geneva (GVA), Tokyo Haneda (HND), and Brussels (BRU), offering customers more opportunities to experience the airline’s signature Premium Economy on this aircraft. These aircraft will also feature EK’s next-generation Business Class seats, configured in a new 1-2-1 configuration.

The refurbished Boeing 777-300ER will be initially deployed on the following routes:

·       EK 83/84 to and from Geneva from August 11

·       EK 312/313 to and from Tokyo Haneda from September 1

·       EK 183/184 to and from Brussels from September 11

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER A6-EPQ at MAN (EGCC). Photo: Daniel Crawford/Airways

Nose-to-tail Facelift for Emirates Boeing 777

From July 1, the first EK Boeing 777 will undergo its nose-to-tail cabin interior facelift with the whole process taking approximately two weeks before the aircraft goes back into service. 

Plans include the refurbishment of the First Class cabin, the installation of 38 new Business Class seats in an updated 1-2-1 seating configuration, in addition to 24 of the latest Premium Economy seats, along with 256 Economy Class seats. All Business Class seats on the newly refurbished Boeing 777 focus on personalized privacy and elevated comfort.

“With the addition of the newly retrofitted Boeing 777s to our fleet, we’re capturing the opportunity to introduce our highly acclaimed products like Premium Economy to more cities already served by this aircraft type in our network, in addition to more seating variety in four classes,” said Adnan Kazim, Deputy President, and Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates.
A6-EQE, Emirates Boeing 777-300ER @KSEA. Photo: Michael Rodeback/Airways

Emirates Refurbishment Program

In total, 81 Boeing 777s will be refurbished as part of EK’s investment in its retrofit program. As more and more aircraft get retrofitted, new destinations will be announced over the next few months. 

Emirates has earmarked 191 aircraft for a full revamp as part of the largest known retrofit program in the industry, an investment of over US$3 billion to deliver the best products and customer experience in the air.

“Borrowing inspiration from our flagship A380 in every cabin, our Boeing 777 with revamped interiors boasts the very best in customer comfort. Our investment and intense focus on offering the best possible product across every cabin class also ensures we provide a consistent experience on both the Boeing 777s and A380s,” Kazim added.

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