Emirates firms up Orders for 36 A380s worth USD 16 Billion - Deliveries from 2020

The world's largest international airline, Emirates, has just signed a contract for 20 additional Airbus A380 aircraft as well as 16 options to firm up the MoU that was announced in January. Based on the latest list prices, the total value of this agreement is USD 16 Billion and deliveries are expected to start from 2020. 

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Photo Credit: Emirates

Photo Credit: Emirates

Together with the airline’s 101-strong A380 fleet and its current order backlog for 41 aircraft, this new order brings Emirates’ commitment to the A380 programme to 178 aircraft, worth over US$ 60 billion. Emirates’ A380 fleet operates both GE and Rolls-Royce engines, and the airline is evaluating engine options for its latest A380 order. Emirates’ partnership with Airbus spans decades. Emiratesis by far the largest Airbus A380 operator in the world with 101 A380s in service today.