Emirates' expansion plan on track with delivery of two new aircraft
Emirates recently took delivery of two new aircraft, a Boeing 777-300 and an Airbus A330-200, in support of the airline's new expansion plans for this year. The airline plans to add a further 10 new passenger aircraft to the fleet, increasing seating capacity by 21 percent.
The new aircraft will facilitate the start of four new routes and add more flights to existing routes. The 777, Emirates' 19th aircraft in its Boeing fleet, arrived in Dubai earlier this month. A week later, Emirates' 25th Airbus A330-200 was ferried to Dubai from the French city of Toulouse.
As with all Emirates' Airbus fleet, the aircraft is powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 Series engines. The recent deliveries bring Emirates fleet strength to 46 aircraft, a fleet well on its way to 100 by 2010. — (menareport.com)
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