Fri, 15 Feb 2019

Emirates Signs HOA with Airbus for 40 A330-900s and 30 A350-900s

Emirates has signed a heads of agreement with Airbus for 40 A330-900s and 30 A350-900 aircraft worth US$ 21.4 billion at list prices.

The A330neos and A350s will be delivered to Emirates starting from 2021 and 2024 respectively.

In addition, Emirates has reduced its outstanding A380 order from 162 to 123 aircraft. The airline will receive 14 more A380s from 2019 until the end of 2021. After which, Airbus has decided to end production of the passenger-pleasing A380.

Emirates Airbus A350-900. Click to enlarge.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, said, “Emirates’ fleet strategy to operate a young, modern, and efficient all-widebody fleet remains unchanged. The 40 A330neos and 30 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. Both the A330neos and A350s will play an important role in our future fleet and network plans.”

The A330neos will be deployed on Emirates’ regional destinations, and also enable the airline 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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