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 confirmed that the Dubai International Airport was closed from 12.36hrs to 12.51hrs local time on Sunday due to suspected drone activity in the surrounding airspace.
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Emirates Literature Foundation, said: “Literature can be a lifeline, especially for those who need it the most. I am very proud of the difference we make in the lives of all the people we reach through our many projects.”
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The place of worship can accommodate around 515 worshippers, including 65 women. It is located along Al Dhaid Road.
Democrats who control the chamber passed the sweeping measure by a mostly party-line vote of 219 to 212 and sent it on to the Senate, where Democrats planned a legislative maneuver to allow them to pass it without the support of Republicans.