Emirates buys 60 new aircraft to support international growth

Emirates has purchased 60 wide-bodied aircraft to support the expansion of its international route network.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman & Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, signed a letter of intent with Airbus CEO Tom Enders for 30 Airbus A330-300s and 30 Airbus A350 XWBs.

Sheikh Ahmed said: “We are forging ahead with our expansion plans and the A330-300s and A350 XWBs will enable Emirates to continue its growth using modern fuel-efficient aircraft. We remain ambitious and every bit as determined to achieve our long-term goals.”

The announcement was made during a high-profile ceremony at an Airbus facility in Hamburg to mark Emirates’ receipt of its first A380 superjumbo, equipped with an Onboard Shower Spa.

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