May 6, 2013 / 1:00 PM / in 4 years

Emirates plans to replace 777s with new Boeing model

DUBAI, May 6 (Reuters) - Dubai airline Emirates plans to replace “a large chunk” of its Boeing 777 aircraft with a new model launched by the planemaker, Emirates’ President Tim Clark said on Monday.

Boeing announced earlier in May that it had begun selling an upgraded aircraft family code-named 777X, launching a race against Airbus for sales of long-haul jets.

Fast-growing Gulf carriers are expected to be the first and biggest customers for Boeing’s latest offering.

“I‘m looking to replace a large chunk of them (777s). It’ll be a large order,” Clark told reporters in Dubai, without specifying the number of planes he plans to order.

Emirates is the largest 777 operator with up to 175 jets.

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below