Boeing: Cabin upgrades focused on business and premium economy, not first class

    Boeing regional director of cabin experience Kent Craver commented that cabin upgrades are currently focused around business class and premium economy, rather than first class (, 11-Jan-2018). Mr Craver stated: “In 2008, a business-class cabin with full-flat seats accounted for 65% of our 777 deliveries, but with the exception of those low-cost carriers operating 777s and 787s, that number increased to nearly 100% of the 777s and 787s delivered in 2017, through July of that year”. He added that before 2008, approximately 70% of 777s were fitted with first class cabins, but during the first seven months of 2017, only 22% of deliveries of new 777s and 787s were equipped.