Emirates airline unveiled a new Mercedes-Benz S-Class-inspired interiors for its Boeing 777 aircraft, including new 40-square feet first class private suites, Arabian Business reported.
The new first class cabins on Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft are 84 inches long, with sliding doors that reach up to six feet and nine inches high, with floor to ceiling windows and a 32-inch high-definition screen.
Additionally, private suites in the middle of the cabin come equipped with “virtual windows” which project the view from outside in real-time, offering guests a view that Emirates president Sir Tim Clark said “looks better” than it would looking through the naked eye.
Speaking to reporters at the Dubai Airshow, Clark said the refurbished interiors are the beginning of a new relationship between Emirates and Mercedes Benz.
“I’ve personally always been a fan of automative and the way they have managed to use space in a manner that simply continues to excel and excite the consumers,” he said.
While the refurbished 777 aircraft will initially operate on Emirates routes to Brussels and Geneva, Clark said that their use would expand significantly in the future.
“We’d love to get them around the route network as best we can to publicise what we’re doing.”
Eventually, the refurbished first class cabins will be “ubiquitous” on Emirates aircraft.
Emirates also announced that business class seats on the new 777 aircraft are also being modified, and are inspired by the interior of a modern sports car, while economy class seats will have full leather headrests and flexible side panels that can be adjusted vertically.
Clark added that similar modifications to Emirates A380 aircraft are “a work in progress”.