Emirates says to launch new A380, 777 cabin improvements

Dubai-based airline to start roll out with new A380 Onboard Lounge on superjumbos from July

Emirates said on Thursday that it will launch a series of new cabin products and enhancements for its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet throughtout 2017.

Emirates said in a statement that it will start by debuting its new A380 Onboard Lounge at the 2017 edition of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai next week.

The enhanced A380 Onboard Lounge has been inspired by private yacht cabins, and each seating area on Emirates’ A380 Onboard Lounge will have a table and window view.

Overall, the lounge will accommodate up to 26 passengers at a time, including 8 seated. The enhanced lounge product will make its operational debut in July.

Along with the newly enhanced A380 Onboard Lounge, Emirates will also showcase its Boeing 777 Business Class seat, along with other products such as the First Class Suite, First Class Shower Spa and the latest version of its Economy Class seats, the statement added.

Visitors will also be able to experience the Emirates network through an interactive touch screen route map, and can immerse themselves with Arsenal Football Club training at Emirates Stadium, and in the Emirates First Class Lounge at Dubai Airport through specially designed virtual reality pods.

Thierry Antinori, Emirates’ executive vice president and chief commercial officer said: “ATM is a key well-established event on the global travel exhibition calendar where the international travel and hospitality industry converges in our home-base of Dubai to explore networking prospects and generate business growth opportunities. It is also a perfect platform for us to showcase our new product innovations.”

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