Emirates Purchases 30 Boeing 777

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Emirates Purchases 30 Boeing 777's

Emirates Purchases 30 Boeing 777's

Emirates Airline has placed an order yesterday with Boeing for an additional 30 777-300ER aircraft, worth approximately $9.1 billion (Dh33.4 billion) in list prices.

The new order by Emirates adds to the fleet of 71 777-300ERs previously ordered, of which 53 aircraft are currently in service.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum witnessed the signing at the Farnborough Air Show. The agreement was signed between Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group and Jim Albaugh, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The image above shows his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai with Jim Albaugh, President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, and David Joyce, President and CEO, GE Aviation at the Farnborough Air Show on Monday.

The agreement was signed between Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group and Jim Albaugh, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Emirates is the world’s largest operator of 777s and this latest order, adding to 71 777-300ERs previously ordered, affirms Emirates’ strategy to become a world leading carrier and to further establish Dubai as a central gateway to worldwide air travel. In addition to the order placed today, Emirates has 79 Airbus A380s, 70 Airbus A350s and seven Boeing freighters on order totaling 204 wide-body aircraft worth more than $67 billion (Dh246 billion)

The 777-300ER will be operated in a 3-class configuration with 8 First class suites, 42 Business class seats and 310 Economy class seats and offers an additional cargo payload of 20.1 tonnes

Emirates is now well and truly on track to become one of the largest airlines in the world. Below is a video of the signing held yesterday at the Farnborough Air Show.

Category: Al Maktoum Airport, Dubai International Airport, Emirates Airlines

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