Advertiser Disclosure

Many of the credit card offers that appear on this site are from credit card companies from which we receive financial compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). However, the credit card information that we publish has been written and evaluated by experts who know these products inside out. We only recommend products we either use ourselves or endorse. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers that are on the market. See our advertising policy here where we list advertisers that we work with, and how we make money. You can also review our credit card rating methodology.

Emirates’ Boeing 777-300s With New Business Class Will Debut in August

Daniel Ross's image
Daniel Ross
Daniel Ross's image

Daniel Ross

Senior Content Contributor

679 Published Articles 1 Edited Article

Countries Visited: 56U.S. States Visited: 17

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points...
Edited by: Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith's image

Ryan Smith

Senior Editor & Content Contributor

135 Published Articles 41 Edited Articles

Countries Visited: 197U.S. States Visited: 50

Ryan completed his goal of visiting every country in the world in December of 2023 and now plans to let his wife choose their destinations. Over the years, he’s written about award travel for publicat...

We may be compensated when you click on product links, such as credit cards, from one or more of our advertising partners. Terms apply to the offers below. See our Advertising Policy for more about our partners, how we make money, and our rating methodology. Opinions and recommendations are ours alone.

Be gone, outdated 2-3-2 layout.

As of July 1, some of Emirates’ Boeing 777-300 will be taken out of service to be retrofitted with an all-new business class.

The new business class product, thought to be similar to the one passengers enjoy on Emirates Airbus A380s, will debut in the skies on August 11, along with its recently introduced premium economy cabins.

“Borrowing inspiration from our flagship A380 in every cabin, our Boeing 777 with revamped interiors boast the very best in customer comfort and will feature modern design details and signature cabin finishings, with a new Business Class cabin that provides more privacy for our customers, in addition to other thoughtful touches that underscore our exceptional value proposition,” said Adnan Kazim, deputy president and CCO at Emirates Airline.

Here’s where and when you’ll be able to fly Emirates retrofitted Boeing 777-300s this summer.

Emirates Retrofitted Boeing 777-300s With New Business Class and Premium Economy

Emirates has chosen Brussels (BRU), Gevena (GVA), and Tokyo Haneda (HND) as the first of its destinations to receive the 4-class Boeing 777s with all-new business and premium economy cabins. The retrofitted jets will also feature a “refreshed” first class cabin.

In total, there’ll be 38 business class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, 24 of Emirates’ recently-introduced premium economy seats, and 256 seats in economy.

Emirates A380 business class
There aren’t images of the new seats yet, but here’s the current business class on the A380. Image Credit: Emirates

The new business class seats will be 20.7-inches wide with up to 44 inches of pitch and, most importantly, will each have direct aisle access (finally).

On August 11, 2024, the first flight operated by one of the retrofitted jets will head to Geneva. This will be followed by Haneda and Brussels in September.

Destination Start DateFlight Numbers
Geneva (GVA) August 11EK 83 and EK 84
Tokyo Haneda (HND) September 1EK 312 and EK 313 
Brussels (BRU) September 11EK 183 and EK 184

Emirates plans to refit a total of 81 Boeing 777s with its new direct-aisle business class and premium economy cabins.

As the refurbishment of more jets is complete, Emirates will reveal more destinations welcoming the new cabins.

Hot Tip:

Lucky for you, there are many ways to earn Emirates Skywards miles so you can try its new business class for yourself by using points instead of cash. There are even U.S.-based credit cards, like the Emirates Skywards Premium World Elite Mastercard®, which earns 3x per $1 on Emirates flights.

Final Thoughts

Emirates’ business-class passengers can look forward to an all-new experience on its Boeing 777-300s starting from August 11.

Here’s hoping that the carrier decides to deploy them on routes to North America soon!

The information regarding the Emirates Skywards Premium World Elite Mastercard® was independently collected by Upgraded Points and not provided nor reviewed by the issuer.

Daniel Ross's image

About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

The Ultimate Lounge Playbook!

Discover the exact steps we use to get into 1,400+ airport lounges worldwide, for free (even if you’re flying economy!).

playbook cover Protection Status