Carrier’s ambitious growth plans include a fleet of 350 planes by 2034
Emirates opened this year's Dubai Airshow with a significant order for 95 additional wide-body aircraft, taking its total order book to 295 aircraft.
Already the world’s biggest operator of wide-body passenger aircraft, Emirates has committed to additional Boeing 777-9s, 777-8s and 787s worth US$52 billion, in line with its growth plans to maintain a modern efficient fleet and deliver an enhanced flying experience.
Emirates has also updated its previous order of 30 Boeing 787-9s, increasing its commitment to a total of 35 Dreamliners comprising 15 Boeing 787-10s and 20 Boeing 787-8s.
Emirates, already the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft, has signed firm orders for 55 additional 777-9s and 35 777-8s. This takes the airline’s 777-X order book to a total of 205 units.
Emirates airline chairman and chief executive His Highness Sheikh Ahmed said: "From day one, Emirates’ business model has been to operate modern and efficient wide-body aircraft capable of carrying large numbers of travellers comfortably and safely, over long distances to and via Dubai. Today’s aircraft orders reflect that strategy.
"These additional aircraft will enable Emirates to connect even more cities, supporting the Dubai economic agenda D33, set out by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to add 400 cities to Dubai’s foreign trade map over the next decade. By the early 2030s, we expect the Emirates fleet to be around 350-strong, connecting Dubai to even more cities around the world."
Boeing Commercial Airplane president and CEO Stan Deal added: "This order is an incredible vote of confidence in the efficiency and versatility of the 777X family to meet Emirates’ needs for global long-haul travel.
"The 777-9 and 777-8 are the perfect aeroplanes to support Emirates’ growth plans, improving environmental performance and unmatched payload capability."
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