(Source: Executive Traveller)
“There will be a new Business Class seat, which is basically the same as we have on the A380,” – Sir Tim Clark
The Business Class seat on-board Emirates‘ A380 comes with its own mini-bar and direct aisle access. As compared to the existing 2-2-2 seat configuration on the current B777 fleet, the new Business Class on-board the B777X will be configured in 1-2-1 seating and provide direct aisle access.
In addition, instead of having a bar like those on the current A380, the Emirates B777x “will have a small comfort area in the middle of the Business Class cabin” – Sir Tim Clark. What we can imply from his words is that we can probably expect a small social area that is similar to the revamped B777-200ER.
Emirates First Class on B777X
The First Class on-board the B777x will be the same as those on-board the B777-300ER, featuring the new 1-1-1 fully enclosed First Class suites with the seats in the middle cabins having ‘virtual windows’.
You may want to check out the full review of the Emirates New First Class suite here:
Emirates New Premium Economy Class on B777X
As covered earlier this month, there has been speculation that the new Eclipse design (shown below) from seat maker HAECO is what Emirates will use for its new Premium Economy class; given that HAECO has said that the Eclipse will launch on “an as-yet-unnamed Middle East-based airline… beginning flying with the seats in 2020.”
However, it’s worth noting that the Eclipse has a fixed shell behind each seat, intended to prevent the passenger in front of you from reclining into your space.
Hit by potential Boeing 777X delays, Emirates is reportedly planning to launch Premium Economy on their A380 fleet instead.
According to Arabian Business, Premium Economy will be launched on the Airbus A380 fleet in December 2020; however this is yet to be confirmed by the airline.
B777X Delivery to Emirates
According to Sir Tim Clark, the B777x is contracted to be delivered in mid 2020; when asked if the plane will be delivered on time on June 2020, the response was this:
“I would strongly suggest that it won’t.”