Dubai-based Emirates has confirmed it plans to increases its fleet to meet growing demand.
Emirates president Tim Clark explained to Bloomberg: “We’re trying to persuade Airbus to realign the A350-1000 more toward the ER, increasing both its capacity and its range.”
So far, Emirates has ordered a number of 89 Boeing 777s and taken ownership of 41.
Mr Clark added that the carrier is hopeful that Boeing’s new 777 will offer a lighter and more fuel efficient option.
Meanwhile, Emirates has confirmed an agreement with JetBlue Airways to allow passengers taking flights from Dubai to New York to be able to take onward US domestic flights without additional check-ins and baggage transfer measures.
Written by Alex Cochrane.