Dubai’s Emirates Airlines has ordered an additional 32 A380 aircrafts from Airbus taking the total firm order to 90 super-jumbos costing $11.5 billion (AED 42.2). In addition to the orders placed recently, Emirates Airlines has 48 Airbus 380s, 70 Airbus 350s, 18 Boeing 777-300s and 7 Boeing air freighters on order totalling 143 wide-body aircraft worth more than USD 48 billion.
Emirates Airline Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Saeed Al- Maktoum said, “The A380 is our flagship in terms of passenger comfort, innovation, operating and environmental efficiency and revenue generation. Our latest commitment signals the airline’s confidence in the growth to come in a thriving aviation sector as we build our fleet for tomorrow. The A380 is indeed a remarkable eco-efficient aircraft, a profit generator for airlines and a great flying experience for passengers.”
Emirates Airlines, world’s second largest airline currently flies to 8 international destinations with the super-jumbo aircraft and will soon roll out A380 services to Beijing from August 1 and to Manchester from September 1st