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Emirates Announces Massive Order for 95 Wide-Body Aircraft at Dubai Airshow 2023

Emirates, the world’s largest operator of wide-body passenger aircraft, has made a significant announcement at the Dubai Airshow 2023 by confirming an order for an additional 95 wide-body aircraft. This brings the airline’s total order book to a substantial 295 aircraft. The order includes Boeing 777-9s, 777-8s, and 787s, with an estimated total value of around $52 billion.

The announcement was made in the presence of notable dignitaries, including Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council.

The order reflects Emirates’ commitment to modern and efficient wide-body aircraft, facilitating its growth plans and ensuring a high-quality flying experience for its passengers.

As part of the Boeing order, Emirates has committed to purchasing 55 additional 777-9s and 35 777-8s, bringing the total order for the 777-X series to 205 units. The airline has also confirmed an order for 202 GE9X engines to power the newly ordered 777X aircraft, increasing its total GE9X engine order to 460 units.

Emirates is a key operator of Boeing 777 aircraft, and this order strengthens its position in operating modern, long-range aircraft capable of connecting cities across the globe directly to Dubai. The newly ordered 777-9s and 777-8s will replace retiring 777 aircraft and support the airline’s expansion plans.

In addition to the Boeing order, Emirates has adjusted its previous commitment for 30 Boeing 787-9s, now planning to acquire a total of 35 Dreamliners, including 15 Boeing 787-10s and 20 Boeing 787-8s.

The strategic move is aligned with Emirates’ vision to enhance connectivity, support economic agendas, and position Dubai as a global hub for aviation and trade. The first 777-9 from this order is expected to join Emirates’ fleet in 2025, contributing to its goal of operating around 350 aircraft by the early 2030s.

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