Emirates has made a firm order for five new Boeing 777-200LR freighter aircraft, two of which will be delivered in 2024 and three in 2025. The agreement, worth over US$ 1.7 billion at list prices, takes the airline’s total order book to 200 wide-body aircraft.
Chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: “This order reflects Emirates’ confidence in airfreight demand and overall aviation sector growth. It lays the ground for our continued growth, which is driven by the reach of our diverse global network, the advanced handling infrastructure at our Dubai hub, and the tailored transport solutions that Emirates has developed to serve our varied customers’ needs.”
At last November’s Dubai Airshow, Emirates announced a US$ 1 billion investment to expand its air cargo capacity, including two new 777Fs which have already joined the fleet in 2022 and plans to convert ten Boeing 777-300ERs into freighters, scheduled to begin in 2023.
It currently operates a fleet of 11 Boeing 777 freighters, in addition to bellyhold cargo capacity.