Emirates announces $16 bn deal for 36 A380s

Emirates announces $  16 bn deal for 36 A380sEmirates Airlines said Thursday it has struck a $ 16 billion deal to buy 36 Airbus A380 superjumbos just days after the European manufacturer said it would have to halt production without new orders. The company said it had placed firm orders for 20 of the double-decker aircraft with options for a further 16. Emirates is already the world’s biggest customer for the A380 with 101 in its fleet and 41 more firm orders previously placed.

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