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Emirates vows to buy 100 more A380s if Airbus agrees to upgrade the jets

Carriers urged to re-evaluate superjumbo as a solution to likely capacity constraints

Emirates has 57 A380s in its fleet with 15 more arriving this year out of an order for 140 in total. The plane sells for US$428 million after Airbus raised its price an average 3.3 per cent on Jan 1.


EMIRATES, the biggest customer for the A380 superjumbo, has said that it has told Airbus Group NV it would commit to buying 100 more jets worth more than US$43 billion at list prices if the manufacturer agrees to equip the plane with a new engine.

The world's largest airliner