Middle Eastern carrier Emirates appears to have revised its Airbus long-haul order, committing to 50 Airbus A350s – up from the previous 30 – but not mentioning the earlier A330neo agreement.
Emirates had tentatively opted for 30 A350-900s and 40 A330-900s earlier this year in a rejig of its long-haul strategy as Airbus cancelled its A380 programme, for which Emirates had been the primary customer.
But the revision unveiled at the Dubai air show makes no mention of the 40 A330neos. Emirates says the new purchase deal “replaces” its previous declaration of intent.
Unfortunately, It Is safe to say that Emirates has dropped all plans to operate the A330NEO.