Dubai’s Emirates announced at the Dubai Airshow on Monday that it has placed an order for an additional 90 Boeing 777X jets, including both variants of the future long-haul aircraft. The order also includes five more Boeing 787s, adding to an existing order. The total value of the new widebody jets is estimated to be over $50 billion at list prices. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman and CEO of Emirates airline, stated that this deal will support Dubai’s growth plans and demonstrate their commitment to the future of aviation. The 777X order consists of 55 of the 400-seat 777-9 variant and 35 of the smaller 777-8. Additionally, flyDubai, Emirates’ sister airline, placed its first order for wide-body jets, ordering 30 Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
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