Emirates: New Business Class Seats Set To Launch Soon

Emirates airline is set to launch new business class seats when it unveills the Boeing 777X aircraft next year.

Unlike the existing 2-2-2 seat configuration on the current B777, business class aboard the B777X will have a 1-2-1 seating and provide direct access to the aisle.

The 777X, which Clark described as “a fabulous aircraft” is due to be delivered in June 2020. Emirates is the launch customer for the plane, with 150 orders.

Boeing has pushed back the first flight of its 777X to 2020, saying deliveries may be delayed amid problems with its General Electric-made turbines.

In an interview with the Emirates World Interviews podcast series with Steve Harvey, Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark reiterated plans to introduce a premium economy section on the aircraft “during the course of 2020/2021, an exclusive cabin for those who are prepared to trade up from economy into those seats.

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