Emirates has celebrated an important fleet milestone with the delivery of the final Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its order books.
A6-EQP is the 190th Boeing 777 aircraft to be delivered to Emirates, the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft and also the only airline in the world to have operated all the six variants of the Boeing 777 family.
One of out every eight 777 aircraft ever manufactured by Boeing has been delivered to the Dubai-based airline.
Emirates said it will also be one of the first airlines in the world to fly the two next generation models- the Boeing 777-8 and 777-9.
It was also the 146th delivery of a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft to Emirates, more than 13 years after the airline welcomed the first Boeing 777-300ER aircraft into its fleet.
Since then, the 777-300ER has become the backbone of Emirates’ fleet operating currently to over 119 destinations across the airline’s global network.
Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates Airline said: “The Boeing 777-300ER has been a cornerstone of Emirates’ success story as the world’s largest international airline.
"With 140 of these aircraft in our fleet, the Boeing 777-300ER will continue to play an integral role in our operations and facilitating global tourism and trade opportunities in the years to come.”
Emirates’ Boeing 777 fleet has carried close to 350 million passengers on more than 1.28 million flights and covered over 6.6 billion kilometres since 1996. That’s the equivalent of flying almost 8,600 times to the moon and back.
From 2020, the airline will start taking delivery of 35 Boeing 777-8s and 115 Boeing 777-9s.
Source: Arabian Business