Emirates Airlines to order 30 Boeing 777s
The Dubai-based Emirates Airlines recently announced that it has placed an order for 30 new Boeing 777-300ERs.
The airline is already one of the largest operators of 777 planes in the world, with a total of 86 in its fleet already. The airline also stated that it currently uses every model of the Boeing 777 line.
Emirates has been using Boeing 777s for the past 14 years and added that it does not plan to stop using the model any time soon.
Our decision to further expand out 777 fleet reflects our plans to continue to build our fleet of the future and grow our expansive global network, which already spans six continents, said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and chief executive of the airline. It also demonstrates our commitment to operating a modern fleet that not only enhances the passenger experience but out operational efficiency as well.
The new Boeing 777-300ER expands the twin-engine efficiency and can transport 365 passengers up to about 14,685 miles, according to the company website.
First class on the new plane will feature luxury full-flat sleeper suites and the business class section will have slanted flat sleeper seats, according to Boeing.