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Emirates buys two more A380 planes

Associated Press Associated Press 13/04/2016

Dubai-based airline Emirates will purchase two more Airbus A380 superjumbos worth a total of $US865 million ($A1.13 billion).

Emirates already operates 75 of the giant aircraft and had another 65 on order. It said the extra two planes would be delivered in the last three months of next year.

The additional planes will be fitted out in a two-class configuration of business and economy seats.

Government-backed Emirates' rapid growth into the Mideast's largest airline has helped turn its home at Dubai International Airport into the world's busiest international passenger hub. The latest figures from the airport's operator out on Wednesday show passenger traffic there jumped nearly seven per cent to 6.3 million passengers in February.

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