Emirates to be launch customer for 777-9

Emirates will be the first airline to receive Boeing’s all-new 777X aircraft, when it gets rolled out in 2020, a senior Boeing executive confirmed, putting an end to the debate on which of its seven customers were going to launch the US planemaker’s flagship aircraft.
Emirates will receive its first 777X aircraft in mid-2020, ahead of the previously-declared launch customer Lufthansa, which is now rethinking whether it needs the aircraft it ordered. 
Lufthansa ordered 34 777-9 and now thinks that’s far too many, and is looking at more A359’s instead.