In part one of their massive order announcement, Emirates Airline has ordered 81 Airbus aircraft.
At a press conference at the Dubai air show Emirates chairman and Chief Exec, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, said “The A350XWBs and A380s will play an important role in supporting Emirates’ and Dubai’s growth plans.”
However, with an Emirates/Boeing press conference set to follow, indicators are that an additional agreement with Boeing will further increase the order size.
The order is valued at 20.2 billion USD.
More to come …