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Dubai based Emirates Airlines will invest US$ 1.8 bn into glamorising its new fleet of Airbus 340-500s as it revamps its long-haul flights.
The service began December 1, when 14-hour non-stop flights to and from Sydney, Australia took off, with plans to fly to North America (New York) from 2004. rn

rnThe new aircraft carry 12 First Class, 42 Business and 204 Economy passengers, and 14 tonnes of cargo. rn

rnFirst class suites costing a mammoth US$ 125,000 each are being installed on all of the new jets as it tries to retain its regular fliers, the Airline said in a statement Tuesday.rn

rnThe new A340-500s will be the first in the world to enter commercial service, with the new investments into upgrading its luxury wing, and the initiatives to care for every customer on some of the worlds longest flights will give the Dubai-based carrier a key edge on flights to the US, the worlds most competitive market. rn

rnThe first class suites will be complete with privacy screens for maximum exclusivity, m