Emirates Purchases Dozens of A380s Again

Emirates Purchases Dozens of A380s Again. Emirates, the world's largest international airline, today announced an agreement of 16 billion dollars for 36 additional Airbus A380 aircraft, with 20 firm orders and 16 options.

Emirates' A380 fleet operates Engine Alliance and Rolls-Royce engines, and the airline is evaluating engine options for its latest A380 order.

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Emirates Purchases Dozens of A380s Again

The additional Airbus A380s will be delivered to Emirates from 2020. Together with the A380 fleet of 101 aircraft of the airline and its current order book for 41 aircraft, this new order bears the commitment of Emirates with the A380 program to 178 aircraft, for a value of more than USD 60 billion.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, said: "Emirates truly represents Dubai's spirit of growth, innovation and resilience, and it also embodies the city's growing role in the connection of the world in terms of people, capital and information flows.

This agreement reflects Emirates' confidence in shaping the future and its commitment to advancing Dubai's vision of growing even more as a world-class destination and hub aviation. "

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President and Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Airline and Group signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) today with John Leahy, Director of Customer Operations of Airbus Commercial Aircraft at the airline's headquarters in Dubai.

Sheikh Ahmed said: "We have not hidden the fact that the A380 has been a success for Emirates, our customers love it and we have been able to implement it in different missions in our network, which gives us flexibility in terms of scope and mix of passengers. .

He added: "Some of the new A380s we have just ordered will be used as fleet replacements.This order will provide stability to the A380 production line.

We will continue to work closely with Airbus to further improve the products on board and on board, In order to offer our passengers the best possible experience, the beauty of this plane is that the technology and the real estate on board give us a lot of space to do something different with the interiors ".

"I would like to thank Emirates, Sheikh Ahmed, Tim Clark and Adel Al-Redha for their continued support of the A380," said John Leahy, general manager of Airbus Commercial Aircraft customers.

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"This aircraft has contributed enormously to Emirates 'growth and success since 2008 and we are delighted that it continues to do so." This new order underscores Airbus' commitment to produce the A380 for at least another ten years. They will follow the example of Emirates and that this great aircraft will be well built in the 2030s. "

The Emirates partnership with Airbus covers decades. Emirates is by far the largest Airbus A380 operator on the planet with 101 A380 in service today.

Emirates Airline is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai. It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating more than 3,600 flights per week from its hub at the Dubai International Airport, to more than 140 cities in 81 countries on six continents. The loading activities are carried out by Emirates SkyCargo.