Dubai Air Show: Emirates orders 15 additional Airbus A350-900s
Emirates has signed an order for an additional 15 A350-900s at the Dubai Airshow, taking its total order to 65 aircraft.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group said, “The A350-900s will add to our fleet mix and we are pleased to announce additional orders for this aircraft type. We plan to deploy our A350s to serve a range of new markets including long-haul missions of up to 15 hours flying time from Dubai. We will work closely with Airbus and Rolls-Royce to ensure our aircraft deliver the best possible operating efficiency and flying experience for our customers.”
“With this agreement we mark another solid step forward in the long standing relationship between Emirates and Airbus. A relationship founded on a pursuit of innovation, efficiency and operational excellence. Just as the A380 established itself at the heart of Emirates operations, we are equally proud of what the A350 will do in the years to come0”, Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International said.
Earlier this week, the airline also announced an order for 90 777X aircraft, including 55 777-9s and 35 777-8s. This new order increases the airline’s backlog to 205 aircraft in the 777X family.
It will also purchase five additional 787s, increasing its Dreamliner backlog to 35, and will convert 30 787-9s to 20 787-8s and 10 787-10s.
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