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Emirates Future Fleet?

Wed Apr 12, 2000 8:29 am

I was wondering what Emirates future fleet will look like? I believe that they now operate A310s, A330-200/300 and 777-200/300. Orders for 5 A340-500s? Also it has been rumored that they are going to order the 777-200LR/300ER. What about the 747-400X and A3XX?
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RE: Emirates Future Fleet?

Wed Apr 12, 2000 9:34 am

I've heard they're phasing out the A310s, and will keep their fleet a mix of A330 and 777

RE: Emirates Future Fleet?

Wed Apr 12, 2000 10:28 am

Its widely rumored that EK will purchase a smaller narrowbodied aircraft for regional routes as well, most likely A32X.

The 345 order may never materialize. We shall have to wait and see.

RE: Emirates Future Fleet?

Wed Apr 12, 2000 11:51 pm

I don't see any reason Emirates would cancel the A340-500s, they are on firm order and it would cost them a fortune in penalty payments to cancel them!

Emirates' most immediate priority is the choice between the A320 and 737NG families for shorthaul - this will end the need to fly widebodeis on shor-hops around the gulf flying with half the seats empty!

I'm not sure which EK will go for. The A320 is similar to the A330, but the 737NG is quite similar to the 777. It will probably come down to price! Although I'd say the Airbus was favoured (if they wanted to they could take A320s in place of their A340s to avoid the penalty payments) But, the 737 has a longer range, meaning Emirates could open up long-thin routes to Europe (if they wanted)

Have to wait and see!


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