Emirates has confirmed it plans to retire 26 aircraft in 2016. As part of its fleet plans announced on Monday (December 7), the Dubai-based airline said the aircraft include 12 A330-300s, four A340-300s, two A340-500, six 777-200ERs, two 777-300s and one 777-300ER.
The average age of the aircraft are 15.7 years, well below the industry’s average retirement age of 25 years.
Emirates also announced plans for further retirements, with 13 more aircraft scheduled to leave the fleet in 2017 and another 13 earmarked for retirement in 2018.
Aircraft coming into its fleet next year include 20 A380s and 16 777-300ERs.