Emirates has seen the successful launch of its new route to Santiago de Chile, Chile, a mammoth 20+ hour trip from its home hub in Dubai. Luckily the airline gives passengers a chance to stretch their legs in Sao Paulo, where the airline makes a stop over in both directions.
Luckily the route is getting Emirates latest business class product, and while not as impressive as the A380 that also flies daily on the Sao Paulo – Dubai route (with its all aisle access in business class, First Class cabin with onboard showers and onboard bar) it still offers a brand new Business Class cabin.
The newly refurbished two-class Boeing 777-200LR offers 38 Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 layout, 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 than the 2 x 3 x 2 business class cabin found on other Emirates 777s.
In a champagne coloured finish and diamond stitch pattern on a full leather cover, the seats match the look and feel of the other brand new 777 which features a first class cabin, but unfortunately a dreaded middle seat in the business class cabin.
In addition, the new Business Class cabin features a social area – unique to the Boeing 777-200LR fleet. The mini lounge area features snacks such as crisps, sandwiches and fruit, as well as beverages for customers to help themselves to during the flight.
The inaugural Boeing 777-200LR flight, which was welcomed at both Sao Paulo and Santiago airports with a water cannon salute.