Emirates has placed an order with Boeing for an
additional 30 777-300ER aircraft, worth approximately US$9.1
billion (AED 33.4 billion) in list prices. The new order adds to
the fleet of 71 777-300ERs previously ordered, of which 53
aircraft are currently in service.
Emirates is already the world's largest 777
operator with a fleet of 86 777s through direct purchase and
lease, plus an additional 16 777-300ERs previously on order. It is
also the only airline in the world to operate every model in the
Boeing 777 family, including the 777 Freighter.
The 777-300ER will be operated in a three-class
configuration with eight First class suites, 42 Business class
seats and 310 Economy class seats and offers an additional cargo
payload of 20.1 tonnes.
took delivery of our first 777 14 years ago, the airplane's
reliability, performance and operating economics have firmly
established it as the backbone of our fleet," said His Highness
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive,
Emirates Airline and Group. "Our decision to further
expand our 777 fleet reflects our plans to continue to build our
fleet of the future and grow our expansive global network, which
already spans six continents. It also demonstrates our commitment
to operating a modern fleet that not only enhances the passenger
experience but our operational efficiency as well."
Emirates took delivery of its first Boeing 777, a 777-200, in
1996, and since then the airline has deployed the 777 on short,
medium and long-haul routes.
The 777-300ER extends
the 777 family's span of capabilities. The airplane
carries 365 passengers up to 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km).
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