Following its successful operation of the earlier Boeing 777-
By July 2009 45 Boeing 777-
Orders for a further 30 aircraft were placed in July 2011 and in November 2011 Emirates placed the largest ever order for the aircraft with firm orders for 50 and options for a further 20.
Emirates currently operate the Boeing 777-
The original configuration of Two Class aircraft has 42 Deep Recliner seats in Business Class and 400 seats in Economy. This configurations is known internally as 73R and is steadily being replaced with a configuration known as 73J. This configuration sees the 42 Business Class Deep Recliners replaced with 42 Lie Flat Seats. As these take up more space the Economy seat count drops from 400 to 386. These aircraft are used on dedicated two class routes including Dubai to Birmingham, Dhaka, Colombo, Guangzhou, Istanbul, Jakarta, Karachi, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Lahore, Male, Manila and Riyadh.
73X configuration aircraft have 12 First Class seats, 42 Deep Recliner seats in Business Class and 310 seats in Economy. These aircraft operate routes including Dubai to Colombo, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Kochi, Kuwait, London Gatwick, Lagos, Male, Manila Mumbai and Singapore.
The remaining aircraft have all been fitted with 8 First Class Suites and 42 Flat Bed Business Class seats and have either 304 or 310 seats in Economy Class. Aircraft with 304 Economy seats are classified as 73M or 73N. These aircraft have overhead crew rest bunks and are therefore able to operate the longest missions. The 310 seat aircraft are known as 73X and do not have the overhead crew bunks. They are therefore restricted to shorter sectors.
In common with all Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft the Economy Class cabin is in 3-
With the 2011 order for 50 new aircraft it is likely that the Boeing 777-