Emirates Airline has announced the upgrade of the Abuja route’s operating aircraft to a Boeing 777-300ER from the 777-300 classic, with effect from September 15, 2018.
The airline said with the development, the EK785 and 786 would be on the Dubai-Abuja-Dubai routes four times in a week.
The Regional Manager, West Africa, Emirates Airline, Afzal Parambil, said, “The upgrade of our Abuja service to a Boeing 777-300ER demonstrates our commitment to the Nigerian market and is another step to ensure we offer world-class products and services to our customers.”
He noted that since its launch in 2014, Emirates had boosted international tourism and trade in Abuja from a raft of destinations in the Far East, West Asia, Middle East, Europe and North America.
“Emirates constantly strives to provide its passengers with the very best service and the introduction of a Boeing B777-300ER reflects that commitment. Our 777-300ER will offer Emirates’ renowned cabin comforts and facilities, including our award-winning ice entertainment system,” Parambil added.
The B777-300ER, according to him, is a three-class cabin with 310 seats in economy class, 42 seats in business class and eight seats in first class.
He said the economy class would feature specially designed and contoured seats in a 3-4-3 configuration with 2-4-2 configuration in the last rows and generous space for passengers, while business class would offer comfortable sleeperette seats, which recline to a 78-inch long lie flat bed.
“First class features the world’s first private suites with privacy screens, massage-enabled leather seats, which convert to flat beds, include luxurious comfort covers, down pillows and cotton-lined blankets,” he added.
According to the airline, passengers travelling in the first class will also find a travel wellness range of skincare in their private suites and brand new active noise-cancelling headphones to amplify the viewing experience on ice.