Dubai airline Emirates buys two more Airbus A380 jetliners

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 1:35 PM

Dubai-based airline Emirates already operates seventy-five of the giant aircraft and had another sixty-five on order. It said Wednesday the additional two planes would be delivered in the latest three months of following year.

Dubai airline Emirates buys two more Airbus A380 jetliners

The world'south biggest operator of the double-decker Airbus A380 is buying a couple more.

Dubai-based airline Emirates already operates seventy-five of the giant aircraft and had another sixty-five on order. It said Wednesday the additional two planes would be delivered in the latest three months of next year.

The extra planes are worth a total of $865 million at list prices, though airlines frequently deal discounts. They'll be fitted out in a two-class configuration of business and economy seats.

Government-backed Emirates' rapid growth into the Mideast'south largest airline has helped turn its residence at Dubai International Airport into the world'south busiest international passenger hub. The latest figures from the airport'south operator out Wednesday indicate passenger traffic there jumped nearly seven % to 6.3 million passengers in February.

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