KAMPALA – Emirates has showcased its revamped, award-winning onboard products and services to Ugandan journalists during a tour of its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Emirates revamped its products and services across all cabin classes and the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft spots a refreshed interior with a light and modern colour scheme, textured panels, new lighting and design accents.
The aircraft which was on display for media at Entebbe International Airport on November 14, has a three class cabin configuration, with eight luxurious private seats in First Class, 42 roomy comfortable seats that convert into a fully flat bed in Business Class and up to 306 specially designed contoured seats in Economy Class.
The airline also launched a new menu for all its cabin classes for passengers flying from its East African to Dubai. Customers can now look forward to a new selection of their favourite local dishes on the Emirates onboard menu accompanied by a wide range of complimentary wines, spirits and beverages.
Eye for comfort
In the Business Class, customers can enjoy an electronically operated footrest and lumbar support, adjustable headrest, 23” HD LCD screen, touchscreen controls for the seat and inflight entertainment system, several personal lighting options, shoe storage area, personal mini-bar, USB A for smart phone charging, USB C for data transfer to the screen and a PC power outlet for charging personal devices.
This all is complemented by exclusive Bulgari amenity kit bags that include signature Bulgari fragrances and lotions, along with other pamper essentials. Business Class customers can look forward to eight brand new designs. Customers will also enjoy regionally inspired gourmet cuisine as well as some the most exclusive wines, champagnes and spirits.
In the Economy Class, Emirates’ customers now have spacious seats that create both a relaxing and superior travel experience with a new colour palette of soft greys and blues. The ergonomically designed seats come with full leather headrests that have flexible side panels and can also be adjusted vertically for optimum support.
These are complimented with a 13.3” HD LCD screen, leather and fabric combination seat covers, USB A for smart phone charging, USB C for data transfer to the screen and for smart phone charging, PC power outlet for charging personal devices and customers can also enjoy regionally inspired multi-course meals, prepared by Emirates’ master chefs as well as complimentary wines, spirits and cocktails.
‘’We aspire to constantly innovate and provide the best travel experience for our travelers. Our new brand promise to ‘Fly Better’ resonates with the air travel experience we offer, which is comfortable and enjoyable in every cabin class. For us it’s all about offering our customers value for money by providing World Class products and services when travelling on Emirates, from gourmet meals to the famed hospitality of our multi-national cabin crew, including Ugandan nationals and our award-winning inflight entertainment,’’ said Puneet Kholi, Emirates Country Manager for Uganda.
On all Emirates’ flights, customers can look forward to over 1,000 hours of entertainment on the inflight entertainment ice system, which offers over 3,500 channels in over 40 languages of on demand audio and visual entertainment, from latest movies, music, audio books and games, as well as family friendly products and services for children including complimentary toys, kids’ meals and movies, priority boarding for families and the use of free strollers at Dubai International Airport.
Emirates is the world’s largest international airline and winner of the Aviation 100 ‘Middle East & Africa Airline of the Year’ award.
BY EDNA K MWESIGYE