Emirates (EK, Dubai International) has ordered an incremental ninety B777s directly from Boeing during the ongoing Dubai Airshow 2023. The new commitment comprises fifty-five B777-9s and thirty-five B777-8s. The carrier simultaneously added five more B787s to its existing order book while also altering the variant split.

Including the new order, the Emirati carrier's confirmed B777 order book has increased to 205 units, including 170 B777-9s with deliveries starting in 2025 and thirty-five -8s with deliveries beginning around 2030. Deliveries of the -9s will continue through 2035.

Emirates is one of just two confirmed customers for the -8, alongside national rival Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi International) with a commitment for eight, according to the ch-aviation fleets module.

"Emirates is the biggest operator of B777 aircraft, and today's order cements that position. We've been closely involved in the B777 programme since its start-up until this latest generation of B777X aircraft. The B777 has been central to Emirates' fleet and network strategy of connecting cities on all continents non-stop to Dubai. We are pleased to extend our relationship with Boeing and look forward to the first B777-9 joining our fleet in 2025," Chairman and Chief Executive of the Emirates Group, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said.

The carrier has simultaneously replaced its former order for thirty B787-9s with a new commitment for twenty B787-8s and fifteen B787-10s.

Emirates has an existing order for fifty A350-900s, of which none has been delivered yet. Its current passenger fleet comprises 119 A380-800s, ten B777-200(LR)s, and 123 B777-300(ER)s.