More legroom for passengers

DUBAI - Emirates is currently refitting the First and Business class cabins on its 29-strong fleet of Airbus A330-200s to provide more legroom for greater passenger comfort.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 3 Jan 2004, 12:16 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:15 AM

In Business class, seat pitch increases from 47/48 inches to 55/60, depending on two- or three-class aircraft configuration, respectively. On two-class A330s, which offer Business and Economy, one row of seven Business seats will be removed. The new Business cabin will seat 27 instead of 34.

First class seat pitch on the three-class A330s will be extended to an ample 71-73 inches. One entire row of six seats will be removed, lowering First class capacity from 18 to 12 seats. On these aircraft, the Business cabin's 42-seat capacity will not change.

Tim Clark, President, Emirates airline, said: "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."

Reconfiguration work has started and has been completed on two aircraft so far. It will continue through to mid-April. It is being carried out as the aircraft undergo scheduled engineering checks.

First class on Emirates' A330s offers sleeper seats with electronically controlled leg-rests and lumbar supports, adjustable headrests, privacy hoods, individual reading lamps and personal swivel tables stored in the armrests.

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