The 777 and A 330 are very similar aircraft. I was wondering why Emirates bought as well 777-200 and A 330-200. They could have bought the A 330-300 if they would have liked more seating (it's the equivalent of 777-200 with the same range of about 10000km with 350 pax).
So could anyone explain me which criteria make that a company buys two so similar aircrafts of two different manufacturers?
I can understand Air France and Singapore Airlines who have both 777 and A 340, because A 340 has a much longer range than 777 and 777-300 can take much more pax than the biggest A 340 in service. Of course they could have bought also A 330-300 instead of 777-200. Could someone explain this also to me?