Dubai Airshow takes off with multi-billion deals

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    By Alexander Cornwell, Staff Reporter  www.gulfnews.com

    Update: Etihad announces more Airbus orders, including 36 A320 Neo planes, for a total list price of $26.9 billion (Dh98.7 billion).

    Additional order from Emirates

    Emirates orders 50 additional A380s valued at $23 billion (Dh84.4 billion) at the opening day of the Dubai Airshow on Sunday. The order will boost Emirates’ total A380 fleet to 140.

    Big airlines place orders

    Emirates placed a $76-billion (Dh279.68 billion) order for 150 Boeing 777Xs while Qatar Airways signed a letter of intent for 50 Boeing 777-9X valued at over $19 billion (Dh69.7 billion). flydubai also ordered up to 100 Boeing 737MAX and 11 737NGs for $11.4 billion (Dh41.8 billion).

    “The response to the 777X has been astounding,” Boeing Chairman James McNerney said at a packed news conference to officially launch the new pla

    Etihad places order

    Etihad announces $25.2 billion Boeing order for 82-wide body aircraft including 777x and 787s at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday.

    Airshow opens

    His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Sunday opened the 13th edition of the Dubai Airshow. More info