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Airbus faces A380 sales snag as used planes hit the market

It hasn't won a new airline customer in almost 3 years and needs to sell close to 30 a year just to break even

Malaysia Airlines is planning to shrink its fleet and has said it will dispose of two of its six A380s. Two A380s built for failed Japanese carrier Skymark are seeking new owners while Thai Airways may also attempt to sell some of its six planes, all of them less than three years old.

Mr Leahy of Airbus says second-hand A380s will be attractive to airlines which may otherwise opt for cheaper Boeing 777.


AIRBUS Group is set to face a fresh challenge in reviving sales of its flagship A380 superjumbo as used aircraft hit the market.

Malaysia Airlines said on June 2 it would like to dispose of two of its six A380s, deliveries of which began three years ago, while two built

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