Dubai: In a surprise last-minute turn of events on the fourth day of the Dubai Airshow, Dubai flagship carrier Emirates placed an order for 15 Airbus A350s with $6 billion. This takes the airline’s total A350 order book to a total of 65 units, the carrier announced on Thursday.
Including orders announced on Monday, Emirates has now committed a total of US$58 billion for 110 additional aircraft at this year’s airshow. The first A350 is scheduled to join Emirates’ fleet in August 2024, and with today’s additional orders, Emirates will receive A350 deliveries until early 2028.
Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum 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.”
source : gulfnews