Emirates to be first airline to accept Boeing's B777X

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  • AMcWhirter
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    It’s been confirmed in Seattle that Emirates will be the first airline to take delivery of B777X aircraft in mid 2020.

    This aircraft’s previous launch customer was Lufthansa who is now unsure whether or not it needs all the B777Xs it has ordered.

    All told it has ordered 150 at a cost of US$76 billion.

    As BT has previously reported the B777X will come with a slightly wider passenger cabin (than existing B777s) and in means that the 10-across economy configuration will provide a little more sideways space.

    http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/emirates-will-be-first-airline-to-receive-777x-says-boeing-1.2100774

    Singapore Airlines is another customer for the B777X and it means that SIA will now almost certainly change its B777 economy configuration from nine to 10 abreast.

    Will Singapore Airlines join the ten-across club?


    Flightlevel
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    EK being their best 777 customer seems appropriate and mayb the combination of LH A380s,A350s and B748s reduces the requirement for another aircraft type that may not be efficient in comparison with those already in service.
    LH missed out on B777s first time around so will they take the new aircraft?


    Flightlevel
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    EK being their best 777 customer seems appropriate and mayb the combination of LH A380s,A350s and B748s reduces the requirement for another aircraft type that may not be efficient in comparison with those already in service.
    LH missed out on B777s first time around so will they take the new aircraft?

    B779 cost $50m more at list prices to similar capacity A350 already in service with LH and only offers longer range that may not be needed.
    High capacity routes like new MUC-HKG are best served by A380 only $30m more than B779 so Boeing may have missed the boat with some operators?

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