DUBAI (Reuters) – Emirates Chief Operating Officer Adel Al Redha said on Wednesday the airline would not receive its Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2023 and may not even receive its first until 2025 due to production issues at the U.S. plane maker.
“The 787 was supposed to be delivered in 2023. Now we know for sure that’s not going to happen in 2023. It may not happen even in 2024 because Boeing still haven’t recommenced that production,” he told reporters at the Arabian Travel Market trade fair in Dubai.
Boeing suspended deliveries nearly a year ago over structural flaws. Sources told Reuters in April that deliveries would resume in the second half of 2022.
(Reporting by Alexander Cornwell, Editing by Louise Heavens)