Emirates is planning to increase the seating capacity on its Boeing 777-200LR fleet, by converting the three-class interior to a two-class cabin.
Presently 10 of the long-range-200LRs has 266-seats. This layout comprises eight first-class, 42 business-class and 216 economy-class seats. After conversion there will be only two classes with a seating capacity of 302. Details of the split is yet to be informed by the President of the carrier Tim Clerk.
Clerk says, however, that the change will involve revamping the business-class section to eliminate the centre seat in the current 2-3-2 configuration and fitting a 2-2-2 arrangement instead. Emirates had unveiled a new first-class product at the show which will initially be installed on a number of 777-300ERs.