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Airbus close to deal to sell A330neo to Virgin Atlantic - sources

Airbus close to deal to sell A330neo to Virgin Atlantic - sources
FILE PHOTO: A Virgin Atlantic Airbus comes in to land at Heathrow aiport in London, Britain, June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville -
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SEOUL (Reuters) – Europe’s Airbus is close to a deal to sell A330neo wide-body passenger jets to Virgin Atlantic, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday.

The Britain-based airline has been evaluating the upgraded A330 model against the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Industry sources have said the airline was looking for about 6 to 10 aircraft. The A330neo sells for $296 million at list prices, but airlines typically win significant discounts.

Airbus declined to comment. Virgin Atlantic was not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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