The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, announced Thursday it struck a deal with Airbus to purchase 20 A380 aircraft with the option to buy 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a lifeline to the European-made double-decker jumbo jets.
Delivery from 2020 onwards
Glad to announce a commitment from @Emirates for 20 #A380 & 16 options, worth US$16 billion at latest list prices. The A380 has contributed enormously to the airline's growth and success while delighting passengers with a spacious, quiet cabin. https://t.co/yURhYChklZ #iflyA380 pic.twitter.com/OfyWCodzJ6— Airbus (@Airbus) January 18, 2018