Emirates, the largest carrier in the Middle East has announced plans to increase services into Brisbane. The new service will start on December 1st and will be a direct flight from Dubai.

The new service will be with the 777-200LR which is one of the carriers oldest aircraft. The plane is in a 3 class configuration with First Class, Business Class and Economy Class.

The 777-200LR features 8 enclosed First Class suites wich are similar to the ones found on the A380’s. There are a few small differences like the height of the doors and size of the IFE screen but it’s still a lovely way to fly. It’s also important to note that on the 777’s there’s no shower suites or bar at the back of the cabin, instead there’s a small self-serve bar at the front of the cabin.

Emirates First Class

The 777 features 42 Business Class seats which happen to be the oldest product the airline offers. The seats are in a 2-3-2 configuration and are angled flat, not lie-flat and this means not every passenger has direct aisle access. The seats are alright for couples travelling together but for solo travellers, the privacy is non-existent.

Emirates 777-200LR Business Class

And lastly, the aircraft features 216 Economy seats in a 3-4-3 configuration. Each seat has a pitch of 33-34” and a width of 17”

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The new daily service which will be EK430 leaves Dubai at 10 pm and arrives into Brisbane at 6:15 pm the next day. EK431 will then leave Brisbane at 10:25 pm and arrive into Dubai the next morning at 7:00 am.