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Emirates In Talks For 60 New Planes  
User currently offlineCruising From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 258 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3468 times:

Emirates in talks for 60 new planes-newspaper

Reuters English News Service 05/10/01

DUBAI, May 10 (Reuters) - Dubai government-owned Emirates airline
plans to buy up to 60 new wide-body aircraft worth $10 billion and is
negotiating with Airbus and Boeing, the pan-Arab al-Hayat newspaper
reported on Thursday.

However, any deal with Airbus may be affected by differences between
Emirates and France over the carrier's traffic rights to Paris, the newspaper
said, quoting informed sources.

The London-based daily quoted Emirates chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin
Saeed al-Maktoum as telling it: "We usually don't comment on these issues,
but we are not happy with the French position and we want the rights to at
least daily flights to Paris."

Al-Hayat said Sheikh Ahmed hinted the dispute may have affected relations
with Airbus, which is 80 percent owned by European Aeronautic Defence
& Space Co NV and 20 percent by British defence contractor BAE
Systems Plc.

"We were thinking of buying more Airbus A380s, but we decided to put
that on the side until matters are clear," Sheikh Ahmed said.

Emirates has seven A380s on order and was the first airline to sign a firm
deal for the giant 555-seat aircraft, which are scheduled to enter service in


Mike Simon, director of corporate relations at Emirates, told Reuters: "We
do not wish to comment on negotiations with Airbus," adding that the
French had so far refused Emirates' request for daily flights to Paris
instead of the current three flights a week.

Asked about al-Hayat's report on the plans to buy 60 new planes, Simon
said: "We do plan to increase the fleet and will be discussing with both
Airbus and Boeing new acquisitions."

"We plan a substantial increase in the size of the fleet in the next 10 years,"
he added, but would not elaborate.

Sheikh Ahmed told the newspaper that Emirates Group Managing Director
Maurice Flanagan was in Seattle for talks with Boeing officials on the
proposed Sonic Cruiser.

"We are interested in the Boeing Delta supersonic... I sent Maurice
Flanagan to Seatlle last week to meet Boeing officials and I will go to
Seattle next month for the same purpose because we are very curious to
know this new type (of aircraft) and are interested in buying it," Sheikh
Ahmed said.

He said the talks also include buying more 777 aircraft.

Al-Hayat quoted informed sources as saying that Emirates was looking at
another 20 to 30 Boeing 777s and that some deal could be announced at the
Paris air show next month.

Sheikh Ahmed told the newspaper that Emirates was planning to double its
fleet after instructions from Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin
Rashid al-Maktoum to increase the fleet to 100 planes by 2010 from the
current 35.

"Our estimates show the number of passengers through Dubai airport will
reach 14 million this year rising to 55 million by 2010. Of those we will
carry about 65 percent or about 30 million passengers a year, which
justifies increasing the seat and operational capacity of our fleet," Sheikh
Ahmed added.

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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3386 times:

Wow! another 20-30 B777s might get orders from Emirates? Hope this will happen. Will Emirates orders the 777-200LR/-300ER?

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13267 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

This is what is called having the other side by the "short and curlies". EK wants CDG access for double daily. La France says "non"; EK says, "let's see, remind us again who is launch customer for the A380" - and "who might be persuaded to give preference to the Boeing Sonic Cruiser . . .

The potential threat to the A380 from the SC can't be underestimated and if EK were to reduce - or even to threaten to reduce its A380 commitment in favour of the SC, it would do Airbus no good. I can't see the airline dropping its 380 order, but EK is in a position to drive a hard bargain.

User currently offlineA330/B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

My jaw would literally drop if CDG did not give way to EK. I'm sure the labour minister, or whoever, is breathing pretty heavily down CDG's neck.

User currently offlineEmirates777 From Tanzania, joined Feb 2000, 655 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

Just some bkg here...

Emirates has been trying for ages to make CDG a daily. The French authorities have constantly refused. In fact, in December Air France will be upgrading their equipment on their daily service to a 777 from a 310.

So i think Emirates are using their leverage with Airbus to force their way. Not, that they are displeased with their Airbus products, in fact they like them a lot.


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3316 times:

and 20 percent by British defence contractor BAE
Systems Plc

I'd say this information is a little out of date, Bae Systems is now Airbus uk.

Save the TWFirst Volumes!!!

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6383 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

I wish to see more Airbuses with EK so hopefully this whole dispute or negotions clear up and EK keeps on buying Airbus products.
Puerto Rico

Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5095 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

60 planes. That's alot!!!!!!!

Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

EK is willing to expand a lot these days, but maybe they are a bit to optimistic.


Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Hmmm. Personally I don't like what is happenning, however it is very good for EK.

Oh well. Who cares about me  Sad

Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

Wish them the best, but maybe they should slow down a bit Smile

.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineWingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2884 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (15 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

BAe has changed its corporate name to Airbus UK? Highly unlikely. I think that story would've made the front page of the FT.

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