Emirates wowed visitors at this year’s Arabian Travel Market 2018 (ATM), where it had an exhibit of its new First Class Private Suite for its Boeing 777-300ER fleet.
The gulf airline’s new fully enclosed First Class private suite boasts floor to ceiling sliding doors, soft leather seating, high-tech control panels and mood lighting.
According to Emirates, the suites also feature several world-firsts, including a NASA inspired ‘zero-gravity’ seating position, which is said to reduce pressure on a passenger’s elbows, back and neck.
But the most innovative additions to Emirates’ new First Class cabins must be the ‘virtual windows’, which are basically video displays that use real-time fibre-optic cameras to show images of what is happening outside the aircraft, giving “a window seat” experience to First Class passengers even if they are in a central cabin.
The new cabins also add a personal video-call service and design details inspired by none other than Mercedes-Benz.
Well-heeled South Africans can experience Emirates’ First Class service on its flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town. For now, Durbanites only have a choice of Business or Economy Class when flying Emirates.