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Emirates to debut refurbished Boeing 777s on Geneva, Tokyo and Brussels routes

written by Newsdesk | July 2, 2024

Emirates has announced the first destinations to be served by its newly refurbished Boeing 777 aircraft, featuring upgraded cabin interiors and a new Premium Economy class.

The airline plans to introduce the revamped 777s on routes to Geneva, Tokyo Haneda and Brussels, with flights now available for booking.

Adnan Kazim, Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer of Emirates Airline, said: “With the addition of the newly retrofitted Boeing 777s to our fleet, we’re capturing the opportunity to introduce our highly acclaimed products like Premium Economy to more cities already served by this aircraft type in our network, in addition to more seating variety in four classes.”

The first upgraded 777 will begin service on the following routes:

  • Geneva from 11 August
  •  Tokyo Haneda from 1 September
  • Brussels from 11 September

The refurbished aircraft will feature a four-class configuration, including First Class, an updated Business Class with 38 seats in a 1-2-1 layout, 24 Premium Economy seats, and 256 Economy Class seats.

Business Class seats on the renovated 777s will offer enhanced privacy and comfort, with 20.7-inch wide seats that convert to flat beds. Each seat will have aisle access and a 23-inch HD screen.

Emirates is investing over US$3 billion to retrofit 191 aircraft, including 81 Boeing 777s, as part of its largest-known retrofit programme in the industry.


Kazim added: “Our investment and intense focus on offering the best possible product across every cabin class also ensures we provide a consistent experience on both the Boeing 777s and A380s.”

The first 777 will begin its refurbishment on 1 July, with the process expected to take about two weeks before the aircraft returns to service.

Emirates aims to offer Premium Economy on routes to over 36 cities by February 2025, with more refurbished A380s and 777s entering service in the coming months.

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