Emirates buys 60 new aircraft to support international growth
28 / 07 / 2008
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.