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Dubai Airshow, day 2 – Airbus and Boeing orders

On the second day of Dubai Airshow 2023, EGYPTAIR placed an order for 10 Airbus A350-900s. On Boeing’s side, Ethiopian Airlines has agreed an order for up to 67 jets, while SCAT Airlines announced an order for 7 Boeing 737 MAXs.

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Once added to the fleet, the A350-900s will provide EGYPTAIR with 25% less fuel burn and, in turn, reduced emissions, while passengers enjoy the comfort of the Airbus AirSpace cabin, including a feeling of true spaciousness, wide seats, high ceilings and alluring ambient lighting. The signing took place in the presence of EGYPTAIR’s Chairman and CEO, Engineer Yehia Zakaria and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, Christian Scherer.

Ethiopian Airlines has agreed to order 11 787-9 Dreamliner and 20 737 MAX 8 airplanes with an opportunity for 15 and 21 additional jets, respectively. This agreement represents the largest-ever purchase of Boeing airplanes in African history. Ethiopian operates Africa’s largest Dreamliner fleet with a mix of 787-8s and 787-9s.

SCAT Airlines announced an order for seven 737-8 airplanes to expand its 737 MAX fleet. The latest order will nearly double SCAT’s 737 fleet as the airline looks to open new routes to European destinations.

Based in Şhymkent, Kazakhstan, SCAT serves an extensive network of domestic and international destinations in the Commonwealth of Independent States and Central Asia. SCAT was the first airline in Central Asia to fly the 737 MAX and currently operates three 737-8 and five 737-9 airplanes.