Emirates is the largest Boeing 777 operator

Written by Agencies | Dubai | Updated: Jul 31 2009, 18:44pm hrs
Dubai-based Emirates Airlines has become the world's largest airline operator of Boeing 777 aircraft with the arrival of its 78th Boeing 777.

Emirates has another 28 Boeing 777s pending delivery, worth over USD 7 billion at list prices, and it is also the only airline to operate every model in the Boeing 777 family 200s, 200ERs, 200LRs, 300s, 300ERs and freighters.

The newest addition to the Emirates fleet is a Boeing 777-300ER configured for long distance journeys. Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said, "The 777s form the backbone of our fleet, and we have configured these aircraft to give us maximum flexibility in terms of route deployment."

"The 777 is the world's most successful twin-engine, long-haul airplane and Emirates has contributed significantly to the program's success, both in becoming the now largest 777 airline customer and through its continued feedback on quality step improvements we've made to the airplane," said Marty Bentrott, Boeing Vice President of Sales for the Middle East, Central and South Asia.

The airline's long-range 777s have also been equipped with its very latest onboard products including private suites in First Class, lie-flat massage seats in Business Class, and ergonomically designed seats in Economy Class.