Its fleet stands at 267 large aircraft, including more than 100 Airbus 380 superjumbos.
Emirates Airline said on Monday it would buy 50 Airbus 350-900 widebody aircraft in a deal worth $16 billion, with delivery to begin in May 2023.
"I am happy to announce we are purchasing 50 Airbus 350 for $16 billion," the carrier's chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum told reporters at the Dubai Airshow.
Emirates Airline airhosts show an award. File photo
Emirates serves a global network spanning over 158 destinations in 84 countries. Its fleet stands at 267 large aircraft, including more than 100 Airbus 380 superjumbos.
Its move earlier this year to reduce its total A380 orders triggered Airbus to pull the plug on the costly plane, which airlines have struggled to fill to its capacity of 500-850 people.
Emirates Airline. File photo
At the time, Airbus said it would buy smaller A330 and A350 models instead.
"It is very good news for Airbus," the European aerospace giant's CEO Guillaume Faure said of the announcement in Dubai, adding he was "very proud that Airbus 350 has been selected by Emirates".
Tim Clark will retire as the president of Emirates Airline at the end of June 2020 after more than three decades with the world’s largest carrier for international passengers.
The video of the event reminds us of an action packed scene from a Hollywood movie.
Emirates CEO and Chairman Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum said this order replaces an agreement for 150 777x Boeing to 126 of that aircraft, and adds 30 of the 787-9 Dreamliners. He spoke to reporters at the Dubai Airshow.
The Ministry of Interior stated through its social platforms that the two people were arrested and the stolen vehicle they used was recovered, noting that they were citizens, and it was found that they had committed similar crimes.
As journalists were leaving the room after the event, a reporter from Fox News, the favorite channel of conservatives, asked whether inflation is a political liability.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and Chairman of the Sharjah Media Council, witnessed the premiere of ‘Narratives of the Place’ (Sard Al Makan) at Al Majaz Amphitheatre, Sharjah, on Tuesday.
The Sharjah Executive Council (SEC) valued the achievements made under the leadership and patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, during the last fifty years that contributed to the advancement of the Emirate