Monday, 14 November 2011

Emirates sign jumbo sized order with Boeing

Emirates airlines has placed the largest value order in Boeing's history. The order will see Boeing produce fifty Boeing 777-300 with an option for a further twenty of the same aircraft with a total value of $26 billion. The latest sign off is in addition forty 777-300 already on order with the maufacturer.

H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and chief executive, Emirates Airline and Group said:

"This affirms our strategy to expand our long haul destinations and continue to excel as a world leading carrier, connecting the world to Dubai and beyond. The Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft plays a pivotal role in Emirates development of a modern fleet to meet the demand for global air travel for the future."

The sign off was completed yesterday during a ceremony at the Dubai Air Show bu (H.H) Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, and Jim Albaugh, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.