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Emirates Places Order for 15 Additional Airbus A350-900s

Emirates has today signed an order for 15 more Airbus A350-900s at the Dubai Airshow 2023, taking their total order for the type to 65 aircraft. The incremental aircraft order is valued at $6.0 billion.

Emirates Airbus A350-900 Rendering - Courtesy Airbus

On Thursday (November 16, 2023), from the Dubai Airshow 2023, Airbus announced that Emirates has placed an order for 15 additional state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900s, taking the carrier’s orderbook for the type to a total of 65 aircraft.  The A350-900 is the long-range leader in the 300-410 seat category and can efficiently fly on routes from short to ultra-long-range up to 9,700 nautical miles.  Thanks to cutting edge technologies, advanced aerodynamics, lightweight materials and the latest generation engines, the A350-900 delivers a 25 percent reduction in fuel burn, operating costs and CO2 emissions, as well as a 50 percent smaller noise footprint compared to previous generation competitor aircraft.

In today’s order announcement, Emirates Airline and Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said,

“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.

“Emirates’ orders this week are all carefully planned to support our future growth and the Dubai economic vision set out by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.  The Emirates experience is often the first visitor experience of Dubai – and we want it to be the best.”

Also commenting on the incremental A350-900 order, Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer, added,

“With this agreement we mark another solid step forward in the long standing relationship agreement between Emirates and Airbus.  A relationship founded on a pursuit of innovation, efficiency and operational excellence.  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.”

As of October 31st, 2023, The Airbus A350 had won over 1,000 orders from the leading airlines worldwide.

Emirates Airbus A350-900 Rendering - Courtesy Emirates

The order for 15 additional Airbus A350-900s is valued at $6.0 billion.  Including orders announced on Monday, Emirates has committed a total of $58 billion for 110 additional aircraft at this year’s Dubai Airshow, positioning the airline’s all-widebody fleet for future growth.

Emirates currently operates an all-widebody fleet of modern and efficient aircraft, including the iconic Airbus A380 double-decker super jumbo jet and the popular Boeing 777.  From their hub in Dubai, the carrier serves over 140 cities on six continents, offering guests award-winning onboard and on the ground services.


Source(s): Airbus, Emirates


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