Emirates expects first B777X in 2023

On 29 December, Emirates announced its new Premium Economy cabin and during this the airline said it expects to take delivery of its first B777X in 2023. Originally, Emirates planned for its first B777X in 2021, but issues with the aircraft pushed this to 2022. And now it seems it will take another year of waiting. The new timeline is the result of the production issues as well as Emirates pushing it back due to the changed aviation landscape as a result of the Corona-pandemic.

The airline has 126 B777X on order, which consists of 25 B777-8s and 101 B777-9s. Emirates was to be the launch customer for Boeing's newest variant of the B777, but it's currently unknown if they will remain so with this new delivery-schedule.

2023 seems to become an interesting year for Emirates, as it's also the year when the first of 50 A350-900s and 30 B787-9s will start to arrive.

Photo by Boeing.

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