In an effort to update its fleet and replace its current Airbus A380 aircraft, Emirates has reaffirmed its plans to buy between 100 and 150 aircraft. Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, places aircraft orders to keep up with the fast-growing aviation sector.
According to Clark, the airline is “close to doing something” that will involve purchasing more Airbus A350s, Boeing Co. 777s, and “possibly” Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, as well. We’ll be placing orders soon, Clark said. The airline will try to place the orders for shipments beginning in 2027 through 2033, with the A380 aircraft ceasing to be in service in 2032. It “could come next week, it could come at the Dubai Air Show,” he stated during general meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Istanbul.
According to Clark, travel demand is at its highest point in a long time, with some “tapering” possible by the middle of next year. With a fleet of more than 100 Airbus A380s that use Dubai as a worldwide hub, Emirates’ president has turned the Dubai-based company into the largest long-haul airline in the world.
With significant orders being made by companies like Air India Ltd. to newcomer Riyadh Air and interest from Turkish Airlines for several hundred new planes, Boeing and Airbus are benefiting from an increase in demand for aircraft. All of it is putting pressure on other airlines to purchase. A future update on Emirates’ aircraft order plans is anticipated from management. The confirmation might occur this month or at the next Dubai Air Show, Clark hinted.