Emirates To Deploy First Class Private Suites to Riyadh, Kuwait Air Routes

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Dubai airline Emirates will deploy its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its new first class suites to Riyadh from April 16 and to Kuwait from June 1, 2019.

Travelers to/from Saudi Arabia can experience the new Boeing 777 product on flight EK 819 departing Dubai at 6.55am, arriving in Riyadh at 7.50am. The return flight EK 820 leaves Riyadh at 9.35am, arriving in Dubai at 12.30pm.

The new Boeing 777 aircraft will begin operating the route five times a week, and from June 1, will begin flying on a daily basis.

Meanwhile, the new jet will be deployed to/from Kuwait on EK 855, which departs Dubai at 7.45am, arriving in Kuwait at 8.25am. The return flight EK 856 leaves Kuwait at 9.50am, arriving in Dubai at 12.40pm on a daily basis.

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The latest Emirates 777 aircraft features “ergonomically designed seats, multi-million dollar upgrades and the latest version of the ice inflight entertainment system across all cabins”.

The private suites in first-class feature floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and design features against cool grey color scapes. Offering up to 40 square feet of personal space each, the fully-enclosed suites are laid out in a 1-1-1 configuration, for a total of six suites.

The industry’s “first virtual windows” can be experienced by customers seated in suites located in the middle aisle. The virtual windows project a view from outside the aircraft using real-time fiber-optic camera technology.

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Passengers can also communicate with the cabin crew or request room service and in-suite dining through a video call function.

The business class seats are inspired by the interior of a modern sports car and feature an ergonomically designed headrest. The seats include touchscreen controls for the seat and inflight entertainment system and an option to adjust the personal lighting options.

The cabin also includes privacy panels between seats, a shoe storage area, footrest, and a personal mini-bar.

Deploying the newest Boeing 777 to both Riyadh and Kuwait will cater to the significant premium demand on these routes, said a senior official from the airline.




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