Emirates has just placed orders:
(I) Emirates says in $6.6 bln deal for 25 Boeing planes
DUBAI, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Dubai government-owned Emirates Airline [EMAIR.UL] announced on Sunday it would buy 25 aircraft from Boeing Co (NYSE:BA - news) worth $6.6 billion dollars.
``...Emirates (is) to order 25 more Boeings 777-200s and 300s aircraft to be delivered between 2004 and 2010,'' Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum told reporters in Dubai.
(II) DUBAI, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Dubai government-owned Emirates [EMAIR.UL] said on Sunday it has placed a firm order for 22 A380 superjumbos from EAD affiliate Airbus SAS.
Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum also told reporters in Dubai that the airline would acquire three more Airbus A330-200s worth $415 million and had signed a letter of intent for eight A340-600s worth over $1 billion.
``Today, Emirates has placed a firm order for 22 giant...A380 with an option for 10...''This order is worth $7 billion," Sheikh Ahmed said at the Dubai Air Show, the first major air show for the aerospace industry since the September 11 attacks.