Emirates CEO and Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum told reporters at the Dubai Airshow the agreement replaces a deal for the 777x aircraft.
Emirates has earlier signed a purchase agreement for 50 A350-900s – Airbus’ newest generation widebody aircraft – worth $16 billion.
Emirates’ deals this week at the airshow are worth $24 billion. Carriers, however, typically negotiate steep discounts from manufacturers.
For Emirates CEO and Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the deals reflect confidence in the future of the UAE’s aviation sector, and is a strong affirmation of Dubai’s strategy to be a global nexus connected to cities, communities and economies via a world-class and modern aviation sector.