Emirates to add 100 Planes in 8 Years
Emirates airline will look to increase the size of its fleet by at least 100 planes over the next 8 years, company president Tim Clark said.
The airline, the largest customer for the Airbus A380 aircraft, is set to reveal new orders at the July Farnborough Airshow. Clark declined to comment on the expected order.
'I am not saying that will be the end of it either, even in Farnborough. As we grow business, we will continue to look at network expansion,' Clark told Reuters while on a recent visit to the Prague Airport for a company media event.
He said the airline would have to replace 68 ageing planes in the next few years.
'Today we have 147 aircraft, and that will grow by a minimum of a hundred over the next eight years,' he said.
Emirates in June placed a record $11 billion order for 32 superjumbos with Airbus, bringing its Airbus orders to 90 aircraft.