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Emirates will receive the first Airbus A350 in August 2024


Adds Emirates confirming the report

DUBAI, May 11 (Reuters)Emirates to take delivery of its first Airbus AIR.PA A350 in August 2024, the Dubai-based carrier’s chief operating officer said on Wednesday, more than a year later than originally announced.

A representative of the Dubai-based airline confirmed that COO Adel Al Redha’s comments published by Emirati newspaper Emarat Al Youm were accurate. Airbus did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Emirates was due to receive its first of 50 A350 jets in May 2023, the airline said when announcing the order in late 2019.

Airline chairman Tim Clark reportedly said earlier this year that Emirates had told Airbus it would not take any A350s if it had surface problems like those reported by Qatar Airways.

Al Redha earlier Wednesday told reporters that Boeing deliveries TO PROHIBIT 787 Dreamliner planes ordered by Emirates have been delayed by at least a year until 2024.

The American aircraft manufacturer has suspended deliveries of the jumbo jet due to structural defects.

(Written by Alexander Cornwell Editing by Tomasz Janowski and Mark Potter)

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