Emirates, the largest airline in the Middle East, has signed a € 14.5 billion contract to buy 50 Airbus 350-900, announced on Monday its president, Sheikh Ahmed bin Said Al-Maktoum.
" I am pleased to announce the purchase of 50 Airbus (350-900) for $ 16 billion," told the CEO of the press at the Dubai Airshow International Air Show held since Sunday in the emirate. " I am very proud that Airbus 350 was chosen by Emirates. This is very good news for Airbus " said Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury.
The contract specifically concerns A350-900 aircraft that can accommodate 314 passengers. The Dubai company said in a statement that they earned a net profit of $ 235 million in the first six months of its fiscal year, compared to $ 62 million in the same period last year. The fiscal year begins April 1.
The Emirates' global network contains more than 158 destinations in 84 countries. Its fleet consists of 267 wide-body aircraft, including more than 100 Airbus 380s. The Dubai airline announced in early November that it had almost tripled its half-year profits thanks to a reduction in operating costs and lower fuel prices.  »See also – Air France-KLM orders Airbus 60 A220-300 for $ 5.5 billion