Emirates Airline has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire up to 36 additional A380 aircraft.
The deal comes just days after Airbus warned it may have to scrap the programme if it could not complete the signing. The commitment is for 20 A380s and an option for 16 more with deliveries to start in 2020, valued at US$16 billion at latest list prices. Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chief executive of Emirates Airline said: “We’ve made no secret of the fact that the A380 has been a success for Emirates.
Our customers love it, and we’ve been able to deploy it across our network, giving us flexibility in terms of range and passenger mix.”