Emirates has unveiled new First Class private suites, with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and four sqm of personal space.
The seat reclines into a flat bed and can be placed in a ‘zero gravity’ position – inspired by NASA technology – which the airline claims gives a feeling of relaxation and weightlessness.
Virtual windows have been introduced for suites in the middle aisle, projecting the view from outside the aircraft using real-time camera technology. In the other suites, binoculars let passengers explore the sky outside their windows.
Passengers can communicate with the cabin crew or request room service using the video call function. The suites also have a service window where customers can be served drinks and canapés undisturbed.
Emirates has retained and updated in-suite features such as the personal mini bar for drinks and snacks; and wireless controls to adjust seating positions and navigate the entertainment system.
The airline has partnered with Mercedes-Benz to provide a fleet of S-Class cars as part of Emirates’ complimentary chauffeur-drive service. First Class passengers arriving or departing in the UAE will travel between aircraft and home using the service.
The latest Emirates B777 aircraft with the new features will enter commercial service on December 1 on flights to Geneva and Brussels.