Emirates has this week purchased two of their Airbus A380 aircraft on lease from Doric Nimrod Air Two Limited for a combined value of $70m.
It is understood the two units, being MSN77 & MSN90, are A6-EDP and A6-EDT, two A380s that are already in the airline’s fleet.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Emirates Purchases Two Airbus A380 Aircraft From Their Lessor…
First up is A6-EDP. This aircraft was delivered to the airline back in October 2011.
It seats 14 seats in First Class, 76 in Business and 399 in Economy.
A6-EDT is the other unit, which was delivered to Emirates back in December 2011. This jet is configured slightly differently.
This A380 seats 14 passengers in First Class, 76 in Business, but 427 in Economy, so a more higher density-based aircraft.
The lease on A6-EDP comes to an end today, with A6-EDT not until December 2. However, the purchase agreements are in place to hand over ownership to Emirates once both leases of the two Airbus A380 aircraft are completed.
Commenting on this purchase was the lessor:
“After the sale of the Assets, the Company will continue to own five Airbus A380 aircraft whose leases expire between 1 October 2024 and 30 November 2024.”
2The respective operating leases in respect of those aircraft are expected to continue as contracted between the parties until their expiry.”
“The Board wishes to thank both its advisors, Doric and Nimrod, for their advice and assistance in connection with this transaction, and the Company’s Shareholders for their patience and constructive role throughout the Company’s life so far.”
“The Board would also like to thank Emirates for the past twelve years of cooperation.”
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