the A350s will give added operational flexibility in terms of capacity, range and deployment.
Emirates, the world's largest international airline, on Sunday announced a firm order for 50 A350-900 XWB aircraft worth $16 billion at list prices at the Dubai Airshow 2019.
Delivery of the first Emirates A350 XWB is expected in May 2023 and will continue until 2028, according to a Triune Group press release.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Chairman and Chief Executive signed the deal with Guillaume Faury, Chief Executive Officer from Airbus.
"It is Emirates' long-standing strategy to invest in modern and efficient aircraft and we are confident in the performance of the A350 XWB," Sheikh Ahmed said.
"Complementing our A380s and 777s, the A350s will give us added operational flexibility in terms of capacity, range and deployment," he added.
Emirates intends to equip its A350s with its latest products, and offer different cabin configurations including Premium Economy and also enable Emirates to serve a range of new markets, not only in the region but also on long-haul missions for up to 15 hours of flying time from Dubai.