Japan looks set to buy its first Airbus 380s with an order for four of the huge double-decker planes and an option for two more from Skymark Airlines, Japan’s biggest low-cost carrier.
Skymark will sign a purchase agreement next spring and plans to have the planes in service by the start of the 2014 fiscal year. The deal is worth 1.39 billion euros. Currently Skymark only flies domestically, but is preparing to go international, filling the gap left by the now-bankrupt Japan Airlines.
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