Emirates performs during the World Aviation Festival in Lisbon

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The company’s boss, Tim Clark, said he was developing an aggressive growth plan. It is seriously considering ordering Airbus’ largest long-haul model and potentially more 777Xs. At the same time, the airline is preparing to reduce its huge A380 fleet. He was speaking on Blomberg TV

“We have a lot of big plans for the airline in the future,” Tim Clark said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “A new fleet, large staff, a wider network”.

Speaking at the Lisbon Aviation Festival, the executive said he was studying the A350-1000 model “very seriously”, although he stressed that the company’s largest plane still suffers from “propulsion problems”. on its engines manufactured by Rolls-Royce Holdings. “I hope these problems will be resolved in the next two years,” said the Emirates boss. The company already has 50 A350s on order and these planes will begin arriving in July and August next year, T.Clark said.

Boeing 777X-9 expected to join fleet in late 2025, T. Clark predicted

He adds that “we will probably need more aircraft in the future” as Emirates will then begin to remove the A380s from its fleet. The executive also said that Boeing’s smaller 787 Dreamliner was not part of its plans “from a short-term perspective”, although the airline still remains in talks with Boeing as it is interested in the plane.

World Aviation Festival Lisbon

Skyteam official partner

SkyTeam joins airlines and industry leaders at the World Aviation Festival in Lisbon. SkyTeam is delighted to be the official Alliance partner at the World Aviation Festival from September 26-28, 2023 in Lisbon.

The three-day event is expected to welcome more than 5,000 attendees who will hear from 500 aviation experts, including SkyTeam CEO Patrick Roux and executives from SkyTeam member airlines. A comprehensive program covers all sectors of air travel, from pricing and revenue management to sustainable operations, IT and customer experience, and the event agenda is available here.

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