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Emirates Airline to place $5bn Boeing order

Order could be a key feature of the opening day of the Franborough air show.

Emirates Airline to place $5bn Boeing order
JET ORDER: Dubais Emirates Airline is said to be ready to place a $5bn order for 20 Boeing 777 wide body jets. (Getty Images)

Emirates airline is set to place a $5 billion order for 20 Boeing 777 wide body jets, aviation sources said on Saturday.

The order could be a key feature of the opening day of the July 19-25 Farnborough air show on Monday, when the Dubai based airline is expected to hold a news conference.

Boeing declined to comment.

An order for 20 of the latest model of 777s, which seats 365 passengers, would be worth $5.4 billion at list prices.

Emirates, the largest airline in the Arab world, placed an order for 32 Airbus A380s at the Berlin air show last month and said it was likely to order more aircraft soon. (Reuters)

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John K 10 years ago

Have the crisis taught us nothing!

alwaysozmatt 10 years ago

@John K, what are you talking about? Emirates Airline is the jewel in the crown of the emirate. It's been run by professionals, with the highest standards. Dubai is geographically perfectly placed between the far east and Europe and by continuing to invest in the airline, it helps to ensure Dubai's long term future. And the airline has continued in profit and continued to grow it's routes and passenger numbers, despite the crisis when almost every airline globally has lost billions. As someone who travels a lot on Emirates I can assure you there are very few seats available on most of my flights vs those I take with their competitors in the region. I hope they continue to invest and continue to serve not just us based here in Dubai, but also those outside.

Emirates 10 years ago

Emirates is just placing orders not buying anything ??

Kumdhar 10 years ago

11 aircrafts of A380 Super jumbos are received till date. Those are based on the orders placed in the past by Emirates. This is an answer for your question.