Emirates inks $52 billion order for Boeing wide-body jets


Emirates inks $52 billion order for Boeing wide-body jets

Wednesday, 13 Nov, 2023 0

Gulf carrier Emirates has signed a major new aircraft order for Boeing long range aircraft.

The airline opened the Dubai Airshow 2023 with a big order for 95 additional wide-body aircraft.

It takes its total order book to 295 aircraft.

Emirates committed to additional Boeing 777-9s, 777-8s, and 787s, worth US$ 52 billion at list prices.

CEO HH Sheikh Ahmed said: “These additional aircraft will enable Emirates to connect even more cities, supporting the Dubai economic agenda D33.”

“By the early 2030s, we expect the Emirates fleet to be around 350-strong.”

Emirates is already the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft

It has signed firm orders for 55 more, taking the airline’s 777 order book to a total of 205 planes.

Emirates also confirmed an order of 202 GE9X engines for the new 777X aircraft.

From its previous order of 115, the first 777-9 is expected to join Emirates’ fleet in 2025.

Emirates is also set to be one of the launch customers of the 777-8 model, with first deliveries expected in 2030.

HH Sheikh Ahmed added: “The 777 has been central to Emirates’ fleet and network strategy of connecting cities on all continents non-stop to Dubai.”

Emirates has also updated its previous order of 30 Boeing 787-9s, increasing it to a total of 35 Dreamliners made up of 15 Boeing 787-10s, and 20 Boeing 787-8s.



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