November 6 2018  |  Airline & Terminal News

Emirates to launch new 777 cabin December 1 to VIE

By Rick Lundstrom

The Mercedes-Benz inspired Business Class cabin on Emirates' 777-300ER

Emirates’ 777-300ER aircraft fitted with its new First Class product will operate between Dubai and Vienna daily starting December 1.

“Austria will be one of the first few countries in the world to be served by Emirates’ Boeing 777 aircraft with fully enclosed private suites inspired by Mercedes-Benz,” said a release yesterday from Emirates

Emirates flies to Vienna twice daily, with an A380 and 777. The airline has operated flights to the city since 2004. The private suites on the 777 offer up to 40 square feet of personal space in a 1-1-1 configuration.

The new suites have a fully flat bed and can be placed in a “zero-gravity” position inspired by NASA technology, giving a feeling of relaxation and weightlessness, said Emirates. The aircraft also has “virtual windows” for suites in the middle aisle. These windows project the view from outside the aircraft using a real time camera. In the other suites, binoculars are available for passengers who want to explore the sky outside their windows. Passengers in each suite can easily communicate with the cabin crew or request for room service through a new video call function.

From First Class through to the Business and Economy Class cabins, the latest Emirates 777 aircraft has newly designed seats and upgraded inflight entertainment systems in all cabins, giving customers an unmatched travel experience regardless of which cabin they are in.

The Business Class seats are inspired by the interior of a modern sports car, and feature an ergonomically designed headrest with a sleek overall look and feel. It has touchscreen controls for the seat and inflight entertainment system, several personal lighting options, privacy panels between seats, a shoe stowage area, footrest, and a personal mini-bar.

The Economy Class cabin features a color palette of soft greys and blues. The ergonomically designed seats come with full leather headrests that have flexible side panels and can also be adjusted vertically for optimum support.

Operating one of the two daily flights from Dubai to Vienna, travelers can enjoy the new 777 product on flight EK125 departing Dubai at 16:50hrs, arriving in Vienna at 20:00hrs. The return flight EK126 leaves Vienna at 21:55hrs, arriving back at Dubai International Airport at 06:35hrs the following day.

Emirates is the largest operator of the 777 aircraft, one of the most popular and advanced wide-bodied aircraft in commercial operation today. The airline has 164 777s in its fleet, and a further 151 on firm order, including 150 of the next generation Boeing 777x aircraft. Today, Emirates operates the Boeing 777 to more than 130 passenger and cargo destinations from its hub in Dubai.

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