Emirates today announced an order for 15 additional Airbus A350-900s at the 2023 Dubai Airshow, worth $6 billion. This brings Emirates’ total A350 order book to a total of 65 units.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group saying:
“The A350-900s will join our fleet and we are pleased to announce additional orders for this aircraft type. We plan to deploy our A350s to serve a variety of new markets, including long-haul missions of up to 15 flight hours from Dubai. We will work closely with Airbus and Rolls-Royce to ensure our aircraft deliver the best possible operational efficiency and flight experience for our customers.”
“This week’s Emirates orders are all carefully planned to support our future growth and the economic vision for Dubai set out by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Emirates experience is often the first experience of visitors to Dubai , and we want it to be the best.”
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International saying:
“With this agreement we mark another solid step forward in the long-standing relationship between Emirates and Airbus. A relationship based on the pursuit of innovation, efficiency and operational excellence. Just as the A380 was established at the heart of Emirates’ operations, “We are equally proud of what the A350 will do in the coming years.”
The first A350 is scheduled to join Emirates‘ fleet in August 2024, and with today’s additional orders, Emirates will take deliveries of the A350 until early 2028.
Including its order for 95 additional Boeing aircraft on Monday, Emirates will have a total order book of 310 widebody aircraft.
News source: Dubai Press Office