Emirates bids adieu to last Boeing 777-200
ATP- Arab tourism portal- Emirates airline phased out its last remaining Boeing 777-200 from its fleet as part of an aggressive fleet renewal programme that ensures it operates one of the world’s most modern and efficient fleet of aircraft.
The airline’s last Boeing 777-200 departed from Dubai International Airport to Arizona via Boston for de-registration on July 14.
With Emirates taking delivery of 24 new aircraft in 2014/15 and 26 new aircraft planned to enter service this year, retiring older aircraft helps Emirates operate one of the youngest fleets in the skies.
The airline currently operates 234 all wide-body aircraft, across six aircraft types. It is also the world’s largest operator of the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft.
Our modern and efficient aircraft not only help reduce environmental impact, but also enable Emirates to offer the latest facilities and provide our customers with a better on-board experience as well as the capacity we need to grow our operation.
Our investment in modern wide-bodied aircraft has always been the cornerstone of our strategy and success,” said Adel Al Redha, Emirates executive vice president and chief operations officer.
With seven aircraft phased out in 2014 and another 10 planned for retirement this year, the Emirates Aircraft Assets team of 35 employees in coordination with other teams are busy around the clock managing the retirement of older Emirates aircraft.
Depending on the aircraft agreement, Emirates either returns the aircraft to the lessor at the end of the lease term, or presents the aircraft to the market for sale.