Mar 02, 2019: Emirates airline has inked pact for 40 A330-900 and 30 A350-900 aircraft in an agreement with Airbus. The deal is worth $21.4 billion at list prices. The A330neo and A350 aircraft will be delivered to Emirates starting between 2021 and 2024, respectively.

In addition, Airbus and Emirates reached an agreement on outstanding A380 deliveries. The airline will receive 14 more A380s from 2019 until the end of 2021, taking its total A380 order book to 123 units.

Commenting on the sidelines, Saeed Al Maktoum, stated, “The A330neos and A350s that we are ordering today will complement Emirates’ fleet mix, support our network growth, and give us more flexibility to better serve seasonal or opportunistic demand.”

The A330neos will be deployed on Emirates’ regional destinations, and also enable it to serve smaller airports and thereby open new routes and connectivity for its global network. The A350s will supplement Emirates’ long-haul operations, providing the carrier with added flexibility in terms of capacity deployment on 8 to 12-hour missions from its Dubai hub.

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