Emirates has extended its interior refurbishment programme from 120 to 91 aircraft, with a further 43 A380s and 28 Boeing 777s to receive a nose-to-tail cabin refresh.

The multi-billion dollar investment in the programme will ensure consistency across the fleet, with Emirates president Sir Tim Clark explaining: “The addition of more aircraft fitted with our newest generation seats, updated cabin finishes and a contemporary colour palette also marks a significant step in ensuring more customers can consistently experience our premium products across both aircraft types”.

22 of Emirates’ A380 aircraft, described as “the airline’s flagship customer favourite,” have been retrofitted so far at the company’s Engineering Centre and are in operation on a variety of routes. The first Boeing 777 is scheduled to commence the refurbishment process (lasting approximately two weeks) in July of this year, with 50 of the economy seats removed to make way for the new Premium Economy cabin. New business class seats will also feature on the aircraft in an updated 1-2-1 seating configuration, with the updated 777 featuring 332 seats across four classes.

When the final aircraft update is completed, Emirates will have installed 8,104 Premium Economy seats, 1,894 refreshed first class suites, 11,182 upgraded business class seats and 21,814 economy class seats.
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