Emirates to Retrofit Additional A380s and 777s

Boeing 777. Image – Emirates

Emirates plans to retrofit an additional 43 Airbus A380s and 28 Boeing 777s, thus expanding the carrier’s nose-to-tail cabin refurbishment program to 191 aircraft.  Emirates’ original plan called for a total of 120 aircraft, including 67 A380s and 53 777s, to undergo the refurbishment.

Under the refurbishment program, Emirates has so far retrofitted 22 A380s.  Plans call for 777s to begin being refurbished in July 2024, with each 777 taking approximately two weeks to undergo the program.  For the 777, the effort includes refurbishment of the First Class cabin, the installation of new Business Class seats in an updated 1-2-1 seating configuration, and the addition of 24 Premium Economy seats.

Each 777 will be configured with 332 seats in four classes, including eight First Class suites, 40 Business Class seats, 24 Premium Economy seats, and 260 Economy Class seats.  In order to make room for the new Premium Economy cabin, fifty Economy Class seats will be removed.

When the A380/777 retrofit program is complete, 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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About Raymond Jaworowski

Raymond Jaworowski currently co-authors three of Forecast International's best-selling products: Civil Aircraft Forecast, Military Aircraft Forecast, and Rotorcraft Forecast. As a contributor to Aviation Week & Space Technology's Aerospace Source Book, he has authored Aircraft Outlooks, and provided input for the publication's Aircraft Specifications tables. Raymond has represented Forecast International at numerous conferences and trade shows, often as a featured speaker. He is a member of the American Helicopter Society.

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