Emirates to take 21 Airbus superjumbos
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.