Emirates adds another 30 B777s to the pile. Middle East/Africa shares mixed
Unlisted Emirates announced an order with Boeing for 30 B777-300ERs. 18 of these were previously attributed to an unidentified customer. Emirates is already the world's largest B777 operator with a fleet of 86 B777s through direct purchase and lease, plus an additional 16 B777-300ERs previously on order.
At last month's Berlin Airshow the astonishing airline made a firm order for 32 more A380s. This took to 90 the number of A380s to Emirates' account.
Emirates’ aircraft in service and on order: as at Jun-2010
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The purchase of another 62 widebodies will indelibly stamp the UAE carrier as a page-turner in the history of aviation. See related article: Emirates declares war on the world’s flag carriers with order for 32 more A380s
1time (+1.9%) announced it will commence five times weekly Johannesburg-Maputo service on 12-Aug-2010. Other African shares were on a downward slide with Lonrho (-4.6%) and Kenya Airways (-0.5%) down, while Comair remained stable.
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Selected African and Middle Eastern airlines share price movements (% change): 19-Jul-2010