Emi­rates to take 21 Air­bus su­per­jum­bos

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS -

Emi­rates, the world’s big­gest long­haul air­line, plans to add 37 new planes to its fleet in the fis­cal year be­gin­ning April as it ex­pands op­er­a­tions in Asia with newdes­ti­na­tions. The air­line will re­ceive 21 Air­bus Group SE A380 su­per­jum­bos and 16 Boe­ing Co 777s in the year end­ing March 2017, Chief Com­mer­cial Of­fi­cer Thierry Anti­nori said on Wed­nes­day in Sin­ga­pore. The air­craft are worth $14.5 bil­lion at list prices. Emi­rates al­ready serves about 150 des­ti­na­tions in about 80 coun­tries us­ing the in­dus­try’s big­gest wide-body fleet. The Dubai-based air­line will be­gin op­er­a­tions to Panama in Fe­bru­ary in what will be the long­est non­stop com­mer­cial flight by any car­rier.

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