As widely tipped, Emirates ordered 42 777s and took options on a further 20 Sunday at the 9th Dubai International Air Show with a $9.7 billion punch. The order is for 24 777-300ERs, 10 777-200LRs and eight 777-200Fs. The aircraft will help Emirates increase frequencies and launch new services to the US West Coast and South America. The deal did not have any buyback provision for the airline's fleet of A340-500s, which will continue to be deployed on ultralong routes such as Dubai-New York ...

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