Dubai airline Emirates will unveil its new first class product at the Dubai Air Show in November, it announced on 30 May.
The new first class cabin will make its debut onboard a Boeing 777-300ER, and will feature six private suites laid out in a 1-1-1 layout, compared to the existing eight private suites in a 1-2-1 layout on its existing 777 fleet.
The new Boeing 777-300ER will also include a range of other new features in the Business and Economy Class cabins, the statement said.
Emirates will announce the destinations where the new Boeing 777-300ER is to be deployed in due course.
Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline said: “Our products and services across cabin classes are continually improved and enhanced. But what our customers will see on Emirates’ new 777s starting from November, will be a much bigger revamp that takes our onboard experience to the next level.
“All cabins will sport a totally fresh new look. We are excited to showcase the results of years of planning and development invested into our new First Class offering, and our overall Emirates 777 experience. More details will follow, watch this space,” he said.
Emirates is the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777, flying 162 of the modern, efficient wide-body aircraft to six continents from its hub in Dubai.
The airline pioneered the private suite concept on commercial flights in 2003, establishing a new standard for first class travel.
Emirates’ track record of innovations that have raised the bar for the industry in terms of inflight customer experience include shower spas and the onboard lounge onboard its A380 aircraft, unparalleled entertainment on demand in all classes with its award-winning ice system, and inflight connectivity through in-seat text, email and telephone services, as well as mobile and wi-fi services.