Emirates will upgrade the interior cabins of 120 Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s in its fleet starting in November.
The multi-billion dollar investment that will be carried out by Emirates' engineering team will see 4 aircraft completely retrofitted per month with a 16-day turnaround per plane. The A380s will be refreshed first followed by the 777s.
This will result in a total of 4,000 Premium Economy seats, 728 First Class suites and 5,000 Business Class seats upgraded and installed in a completely new style. They aim to complete the upgrades in full by April of 2025.
The new carpets will be made of higher-quality materials, and the stairs and cabin panels will be refreshed with new colors and designs. The most notable change will be the addition of ghaf trees, which are native to the United Arab Emirates, as part of the design motifs.
Emirates is 'all-in' post pandemic. No matter what anyone tells you, this is a risk because of the sheer outlay of capital; not only with plane retrofits, but their commitment to bringing their entire fleet of A380 Superjumbos back in to service.