Emirates Airlines expects to operate a fleet of 90 Airbus A380s by the end of 2017 following the $11.5 billion deal for 32 more of the mega-transports. None of the 32 aircraft ordered as part of the single-largest A380 deal are to replace existing ones, says airline president Tim Clark. The first A380 was fielded by Emirates in 2008 and it will not be retired until 2020. The commitment underscores the airline’s “strategy to become the world’s leading carrier,” says Emirates CEO ...
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