14 Nov Emirates To Continue With 2-Type Fleet
The last Emirates Airbus A330 and Airbus A340 have left the fleet, making the Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 the only two types in operation with the carrier.
Emirates received its first Airbus A330 aircraft in 2012 and would eventually receive a total of 29 Airbus A330-300 airframes. The Gulf carrier also operated 18 Airbus A340 aicraft: 8 A340-300s and 10 A340-500s.
Biggest operator in more than one way
— Emirates airline (@emirates) November 10, 2016
With the last A330s and A340s leaving the fleet Emirates has become the first airline, which solely operates the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777.
Emirates currently is the biggest operator of the Airbus A380 as well as the Boeing 777. The Gulf carrier operates a total of 87 airframes with unfilled orders for another 55 and has 144 Boeing 777 aircraft with 176 units on order.
In the years to come the carrier will be phasing out its 9 Boeing 777-300 airframes, 5 of which already found a new operator in Cathay Pacific. Out of the 125 Boeing 777-300ERs, 5 older aircraft will be leaving the fleet to operate for Rossiya Airlines next year.
Remaining Boeing 777-300ER will be replaced by a combination of the Airbus A380 and remaining orders for the Boeing 777-300ER, while the airline will operate the Boeing 777X starting in 2020.