The airline also placed options for 18 of the Boeing planes and seven A380s.
The company, which is in the process of replacing its Boeing 747-400 fleet, said the A350, the 787 and Boeing's 777 would be considered for further orders.
The total list price for the firm orders, including engines, is US$8.2 billion (EUR5.8 billion) for the airframe and engines.
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