Dubai-based carrier Emirates has announced an order for 15 additional Airbus A350-900s at the Dubai Airshow 2023 in a deal worth US$6 billion.
The latest agreement will take Emirates’ total A350 order book to 65 units.
The first A350 is scheduled to join Emirates’ fleet in August 2024. With the addition of today’s orders, Emirates will continue to receive A350 deliveries until early 2028.
“The A350-900s will add to our fleet mix and we are pleased to announce additional orders for this aircraft type. 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,” said Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of Emirates airline and Group.
Christian Scherer, Airbus chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International added, “With this agreement we mark another solid step forward in the long standing relationship agreement between Emirates and Airbus. Just as the A380 established itself at the heart of Emirates operations, we are equally proud of what the A350 will do in the years to come.”
Earlier this week, Emirates already paced an order for 95 additional widebody aircraft in a deal worth US$52 billion. It signed firm orders for 55 additional 777-9s and 35 777-8s taking the airline’s 777X order book to a total of 205 units.
The carrier has also updated its previous order of 30 Boeing 787-9s, increasing its commitment to a total of 35 Dreamliners comprising 15 Boeing 787-10s and 20 Boeing 787-8s.
Adding the newest order of the A350-900s to the mix, Emirates will have a total order book of 310 widebody aircraft.