emirates airlines

Updates from Emirates – March 2018.

New reason to book with Emirates airlines, get a chance to fly with exciting offers to experience the comfort with the new and more wider seats in Business class cabin. Check out more details and Updates of Emirates here.

Recent developments covered below include

  • Update to B777-200LR aircraft
  • Launch announcement of Auckland to Bali
  • A380 to Houston
  • New Santiago Route
  • Large Party Checks Update

Emirates unveils more spacious Business Class seat on Boeing 777 aircraft

Emirates has unveiled a brand new Business Class cabin and configuration on its Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, with new wider seats laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration for the first time. The airline has invested over US$150 million to refurbish the 10 existing 777-200LR aircraft in its fleet.

The first flight with the updated configuration operated to Fort Lauderdale on March 6 and Emirates will gradually increase frequency of this new aicraft so the route is served daily with this new plane, effective May 2018.

The newly refurbished Emirates 777-200LR aircraft is set in a two-class configuration which offers 38 Business Class seats and 264 seats in Economy Class. While the Business Class seats are in the same design and shape of Emirates’ latest lie-flat seats, they are now two inches wider for a more comfortable journey. The seats retain the champagne coloured finish and diamond stitch pattern on the full leather cover, and the ergonomically designed headrest revealed on Emirates’ newest Boeing 777 in November.

Emirates A380 is coming to Houston

Emirates will resume its flagship A380 service between Houston (IAH) and Dubai (DXB) from 1 June 2018.

Houston will join more than 40 destinations on Emirates’ extensive global network served by its highly popular A380 aircraft, including Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Kuwait. Emirates will deploy its three-class A380 on the Houston route, offering a total of  516 seats, with 14 private suites in First Class, 76 flatbed seats in Business Class seats and 426 spacious seats in Economy Class, increasing capacity per flight by more than 160 passengers compared to the current Boeing 777-300ER.

In addition to Houston, Emirates operates its A380 aircraft to New York (JFK), Washington (IAD), Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Read more about the experience onboard the Emirates A380.

Dubai to Auckland via Denpasar (Bali) launching in June

As of June 14 2018, Emirates will operate a 3 class B777 between Dubai-Denpasar(Bali)-Auckland, daily. With this new flight, Denpasar is served twice a day. This opens up opportunities for US passengers to access this amazing part of Indonesia.

Flight 450 departs DXB at 06:55, arrive DPS 20:20, departs DPS 22:00 and arrives AKL 10:00. On the return flight 451 departs AKL at 12:40 arrives DPS 17:55, departs DPS 19:50 and arrives DXB at 00:45.

Launch of flight to Santiago de Chile via Sao Paulo

Starting July 5, 2018 Emirates will launch a 5 times weekly service from Dubai to Santiago via Sao Paulo. This further expands our presence in South America and allows customers in South America to travel between the two cities in unprecedented style and comfort.

The flight will be operated with the newly configurated B777-200LR.

Santiago de Chile joins Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires in the Emirates’ South American network.