Emirates announces $9 Billion Boeing 777-300ER order19 July 2010
Emirates announced an order for 30 Boeing Co. 777-300ER aircraft valued at $9.1 billion, as the largest Arab airline expands its fleet of long-range jets.
The airline disclosed the order today during the Farnborough Air Show in the U.K. Of the 30 planes, 18 had already been ordered and were listed in Boeingâ€™s backlog as coming from an undisclosed customer.
The order â€œaffirms Emiratesâ€™ strategy to become a world leading carrier and to further establish Dubai as a central gateway to worldwide air travel,â€ Emirates Chairman Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum said in an e-mailed statement. â€œOur latest deal signals Emiratesâ€™ confidence in the growth of the thriving aviation sector.â€
source: Business Week