Emirates has unveiled a brand new Business Class cabin and configuration on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, with new wider seats laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration for the first time, will operate to Fort Lauderdale from 6 March.
While the Business Class seats are in the same design and shape of Emirates’ latest lie-flat seats, the airline said they are now two inches wider. The Business Class 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. Champagne colored finish and diamond stitch pattern on the full leather cover, and the ergonomically designed headrest.
But it doesn’t stop there. Those pesky overhead bins in the centre of the cabin have now been removed for an “airier and more spacious feel”, Emirates said. The windows are also now electronic, and the personal in-flight entertainment (IFE) screens are apparently now the largest in business class industry-wide at 23 inches in width. The newly-refurbished planes will now offer 38 business class seats and 264 in economy class.