Dubai-based Emirates Airline has become the world's largest operator of the Boeing 777 with the delivery of its 78th 777-family aircraft.

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has become the world’s largest operator of the Boeing 777 with the delivery of its 78th 777-family aircraft.

Boeing delivered Emirates’ 78th 777 on July 29. Emirates’ latest new 777 is the airline’s 45th 777-300ER (Extended Range). Emirates is also the only airline to operate every model type, operating nine 777-200s, 12 777-300s, 10 777-200LRs (Longer Range) and two 777 Freighters as well as its 777-300ERs.


Emirates also has an additional 28 Boeing 777s on order, which Boeing values at more than $7 billion at current list prices. The airline’s latest 777-300ER is configured for long-haul operations.

Emirates' 78th Boeing 777, the aircraft which made the airline the world's biggest operator of the 777 family, is shown here at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, prior to departure for its home base in Dubai. At present, the final-assembly lines for all of Boeing's widebody models are adjacent to Paine Field, and are housed in the world's largets building.

Emirates' 78th Boeing 777, the aircraft which made the airline the world's biggest operator of the 777 family, is shown here at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, prior to departure for its home base in Dubai. At present, the final-assembly lines for all of Boeing's widebody models are adjacent to Paine Field, and are housed in the world's largest building.

“The 777 is an excellent aircraft in terms of operating economics, and importantly, the new technologies incorporated within enable us to fit it out with the latest onboard systems and passenger amenities,” says Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline. “Emirates is committed to maintaining a young and modern fleet, which enhances our passengers’ comfort and safety and also makes our aircraft some of the most environmentally friendly in the skies.”

Emirates received its first Boeing 777 in 1996. The airline recently completed an upgrade program on all its 777s to equip the aircraft with Emirates’ award-winning ICE (Information, Communication, Entertainment) system, offering passengers in every cabin up to 1,000 channels of on-demand entertainment.