No more middles in Emirates’ B777-200LR business class


Good news for business class flyers on Emirates’ fleet of Boeing 777-200LRs: the airline has invested more than US$150 million in refurbishing the cabins of these 10 aircraft. Passengers on these planes will enjoy not just a new cabin, but also a new seating configuration: gone are the 2-3-2 seats of old, to be replaced with wider seats in a 2-2-2 configuration. The news is less exciting for regular first class passengers though, as those cabins have been removed as part of the project.

The 38 business class seats will look familiar, being of the same design as the outgoing product, but they have grown in width by 2in, to 22.5in, and pitch has increased from 60in to 72in.

More striking is that the center overhead stowage bins have been removed to create a more spacious feel on board. A social area with snacks and beverages has also been added to the business cabin, which is unique to the Boeing 777-200LR fleet.

The cabin also features the Ghaf tree motif, introduced in Emirates B777-300ERs in November. The Ghaf is regarded as the national tree of the United Arab Emirates.

Economy class passengers also benefit from the B777-200LR upgrades, with the seats reupholstered in the airline’s latest color palette of soft grays and blues




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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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