Emirates orders 15 more Airbus A350-900s
Under the leadership of Chairman and Chief Executive HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Airlines and Group announced plans to augment its fleet with additional Airbus A350-900 orders during the ongoing Dubai Airshow. This decision reflects the airline’s commitment to expanding its operational capabilities, particularly for long-haul routes up to 15 hours of flying time from Dubai. The A350-900s, renowned for their efficiency and range, are set to play a crucial role in Emirates’ strategy to serve new markets and support the airline’s future growth.
Sheikh Ahmed emphasized the importance of working closely with Airbus and Rolls-Royce to ensure that these aircraft deliver optimal operating efficiency and an exceptional flying experience for passengers. This focus on efficiency and customer experience aligns with Emirates’ goal to be the first point of contact for visitors to Dubai, reflecting the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to offer world-class travel experiences.
Airbus and Emirates: A Partnership Focused on Innovation and Excellence
Christian Scherer, Airbu’s Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International acknowledged the strengthened relationship between Emirates and Airbus through this agreement. He highlighted the shared pursuit of innovation, efficiency, and operational excellence that has been a hallmark of their partnership. Scherer expressed pride in the role the A350 is set to play in Emirates’ operations, similar to the A380’s significant presence in the airline’s fleet.
Emirates’ decision to further invest in the A350 fleet underlines the airline’s commitment to maintaining a leading-edge fleet. The A350’s capabilities and efficiency will enable Emirates to continue offering competitive services on both short-haul and ultra-long-haul routes, cementing its reputation as a carrier of choice for global travelers.