Future of Airbus A380 superjumbo said to hinge on Emirates order

Airbus is working on vital sales campaigns aimed at extending the life of its flagship A380 superjumbo, with outgoing marketing chief John Leahy seeking to secure orders by the Dubai Air Show in November, people familiar with the matter said. Key to the push is a requirement for 20 jets worth $8.7 billion at leading A380 customer Emirates, with follow-on orders from British Airways owner IAG, Japan’s ANA Holdings and Thai Airways International also in the mix, according to the people, who asked ...

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