Emirates adds comfort in first & business class

Emirates Airline is refitting the first and business class cabins of its 29-strong fleet of Airbus A330-200s to give passengers more leg-room and extra comfort.

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By  Neil Denslow Published  December 31, 2003

Emirates Airline is refitting the first and business class cabins of its 29-strong fleet of Airbus A330-200s to give passengers more leg-room and extra comfort. In Business class, seat pitch goes up from 47 to 55 inches in aeroplanes with two-class configuration and from 48 to 60 inches in three-class aircraft. On A330s with just business and economy class, one row of seven business seats will be taken out, reducing capacity in the premium cabin to 27. In three-class A330s, first class seat pitch will be extended to an ample 71-73 inches. An entire row of six first class seats will also be removed, lowering the cabin capacity from 18 to 12 seats. On these aircraft, the Business cabin’s 42-seat capacity will not change. "We constantly look to enhance the products and services that we offer our customers. The extended leg-room in the First and Business class cabins of our A330s underlines our dedication to offering Emirates passengers a flying experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible,” says Tim Clark, president, Emirates Airline. So far, the reconfiguration work has been completed on two aircraft. The rest are set to be overhauled by the middle of April, with the changes being made during scheduled engineering checks.

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