Emirates has ordered two Airbus 380s, which will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Dubai-based airline said in a statement on Wednesday.
The airline already operates 75 of the superjumbos, while the addition of these two aircraft — which will have Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines — takes its order book for A380s to 67, according to the statement.
“From now until the end of 2017, Emirates will retire 30 older aircraft from our fleet. At the same time, to meet our growth expectations, we will receive delivery of 24 new Boeing 777, and 33 new A380 aircraft including these two additional A380 aircraft just ordered. This is in line with our strategy to operate a modern and efficient fleet and offer the best possible experience for our customers,” said Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline.
The order would be worth around $865 million, according to Reuters calculations based on the list price on Airbus’ website.
Emirates said it will add Prague, Taipei and Vienna as destinations on its route network to be served by A380s.
(With inputs from Reuters)