Dubai Airshow 2023: Emirates Orders 15 A350s
At the ongoing Dubai Airshow 2023, Emirates announced that it has placed an order for fifteen Airbus A350-900s. The total cost for this particular order, which increases the carrier’s order book for the said aircraft to 65, is about USD 6 billion.
The first Airbus A350 is expected to join Emirates’ fleet in August next year. With all the backlog, the airline will receive A350 deliveries through early 2028. Here’s what HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive at Emirates Airline and Group, said:
We plan to deploy our A350s to serve a range of new markets including long-haul missions of up to 15 hours flying time from Dubai. We will work closely with Airbus and Rolls-Royce to ensure our aircraft deliver the best possible operating efficiency and flying experience for our customers.
Earlier this week, Emirates closed a deal worth USD 52 billion for 95 widebody Boeing jets. The airline also inked contracts with Safran and announced a new engineering facility. It even signed a contract with Pratt & Whitney Canada for Airbus A380 APUs.