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Long-haul carrier Emirates announces $52 billion aircraft buy from Boeing as Dubai Air Show opens

Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates says it will buy Boeing Co. aircraft in a deal worth $52 billion. Emirates CEO and Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum made the announcement on Monday at the Dubai Air Show. He says the deal will see the carrier purchase 90 Boeing 777 aircraft. Emirates also plans to buy an additional five Boeing Dreamliners. Its sister carrier, the low-cost airline FlyDubai, said it would order 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, the first wide-body aircraft in its fleet, for $11 billion. The sales show how aviation has bounced back after the groundings of the coronavirus pandemic even as Israel’s war with Hamas clouds regional security.

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