|Quoting jetblastdubai (Reply 41):|
Does EK have a timeline for shedding their (non-ER RR-powered) 773s?
|Quoting 7BOEING7 (Reply 45):|
Since EK has only recently started to retire their early 777's (ln 30 & 33) after almost 20 years I don't think they'll be retiring their 773's anytime soon.
All of the 777-300s are leased from ILFC with deliveries between 1999-2003. I do not know what the lease term is, but if it's 12 years (which is EK's general term), then they would have started to begin returns last year. Under the original EIS schedule, EK would have received their first A350-900s last year and A350-1000s this year.
I'm guessing EK has (or will be) extending the leases, though they do have 777-300ERs on order that could be used to replace them.