12 MARCH 2018
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A new Business Class cabin and configuration has been unveiled by Emirates for its Boeing B777-200LR aircraft, at the same time as announcing a new divisional vice-president for the UK. Richard Dewsbury takes over on 1 April from Laurie Berryman, who is retiring.
The new Business Class features wider seats in a 2+2+2 layout for the first time. The airline says it has invested more than $150m (about £108m) to refurbish the ten aircraft, which have a two-class configuration with 38 seats in Business Class and 264 in Economy.
The seats are the same design and shape as Emirates’ latest lie-flat version but are now 2in wider with the ergonomically-designed headrests revealed on Emirates’ newest B777 in November.
It has a 72in pitch and moves to fully flat and has touch-screen controls for the seat and inflight entertainment, personal lighting options, privacy panels between seats, a stowage area and personal mini-bar.
Another feature is a social area, unique to the B777-200LR fleet, with snacks, fruit and drinks for customers to help themselves during the flight.
The first of the refurbished aircraft entered service last week to Fort Lauderdale.
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