Emirates completes B777-200LR fleet refit

15 Apr 2019 by Mark Caswell
Emirates B777-200LR business class

Emirates has completed a $150 million refit of its fleet of ten B777-200LRs.

The work has seen first class removed from the aircraft, and a wider business class seat added in a 2-2-2 layout – with four out of six seats in each row now having direct aisle access – along with a “fully refreshed economy class cabin”.

This is a departure from Emirates’ newest B777-300ERs, which continue to offer a 2-3-2 layout in business class, including an undesirable middle seat without aisle access.

The B777-200LRs operate on some of Emirates’ longest routes to destinations including Fort Lauderdale, Santiago, Sao Paulo and Adelaide.

Emirates B777-200LR

Emirates is also in the process of retiring the last two of its B777-300 Classic aircraft (delivered in 2003), leaving it with a B777-300ER and B777-200LR Boeing fleet.

The airline plans to retire a total of seven B777 aircraft this year, while taking delivery of six A380s.

Emirates too delivery of its final B777-300ER late last year – the airline has ordered a total of 150 of the next-generation B777-8 and B777-9 aircraft, with deliveries set to start in 2020.

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