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Emirates aiming for only two types of aircraft

Emirates Airline has retired three types of aircraft, as part of a move to simplify its fleet.

This is part of the broader plan to retire 26 aircraft this year, including 12 Airbus A330-300s; four A340-300s; a A340-500; six Boeing 777-200mERs;, two Boeing 777-300s; and a Boeing 777-300 ER.

As well, the airline will also take another 26 aircraft out of operation over the next two years.

After the retirements, Emirates will operate a simplified fleet of only two basic aircraft types (Airbus A380 and the Boeing 777 – which includes the 777-200 LR, -300 and -300 ER variations.

Emirates says these are recognised as some of the most efficient and quiet commercial airplanes available.

The Dubai-based airline currently has more than 240 aircraft, with a further 262 on order.

About Ian Roberts (255 Articles)
Ian Roberts is a veteran Australian journalist, PR man and writer/reviewer on accommodation and travel. Over many decades, Ian has travelled widely reporting and recording his experiences. His newsy columns - including Memorable Destination - have gained a big following among people seeking suggestions and objective information about accommodation, travel and destinations world-wide. Along with wife, Sue and her camera, Ian has taken up a particular challenge to help budget conscious seniors 50 and upward with travel and accommodation ideas - including suggestions for holding family reunions. Readers in Ian's home city of Newcastle Australia may also be aware of his travel and accommodation column in a local newspaper.

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