Emirates Welcomes Longest-range Aircraft

Emirates has taken delivery of the first of ten Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, the longest-range plane in its fleet.

The new aircraft is the 50th Boeing 777 to have joined Emirates' fleet and brings the total number of planes in the carrier's ownership to 108.

On October 1st, the new airliner will have its debut on the award winning operator's non-stop route from Dubai to Sao Paulo. This will be the first time there has been a non-stop air link between the Middle East and South America.

The new Boeing will also be used on Emirates' route from Dubai to Houston, a service that will begin on December 3rd.

Introducing the new craft, the airline said: "Passengers will enjoy unrivalled comfort and amenities onboard Emirates' Boeing 777-200LR, which is equipped with eight luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 of its latest lie-flat seats in Business and generous space for 216 passengers in Economy."

Among the innovations on the high-tech plane is a digital widescreen entertainment system, offering over 1,000 channels of movies, television and games.

Emirates currently operates 108 wide-bodied aircraft to 93 cities in 59 countries.

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