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Emirates may buy more planes
Emirates airlines may buy more aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, and is likely to take over its...
November 11, 2009 3:40 by Dana El Baltaji
Emirates airlines may buy more aircraft from Airbus and Boeing, and is likely to take over its rivals’ orders in a bid to prepare for the global economic recovery, reports Reuters.
“We are looking at it (buying more planes) … we are making the assessments, but clearly with the growth we have and the profit we made, there is nothing to suggest after the recession we shouldn’t move rapidly,” airline president Tim Clark told the news agency by telephone.
Emirates already has $55 billion worth of orders with the two aircraft manufacturers.
According to the airline, an unspecified number of the 58 Airbus A380 aircraft on order will be delayed, something Emirates chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum is “not happy” about.