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Emirates has no current plans to buy additional A380s

Emirates has no current plans to buy additional A380s

An earlier report claimed that the airline was in talks over a deal for 20 A380s

Emirates has no plans at this time to purchase additional Airbus A380s, the airline told Reuters in a statement on Wednesday.

“We regularly engage with aircraft manufacturers for product updates and enhancement of current and future aircraft,” the airline said in the statement.

Bloomberg reported earlier that the airline was in talks over a deal for 20 Airbus superjumbo aircraft.

The world’s biggest A380 customer Emirates reported a drop in annual profit in May for the first time in five years and criticised President Donald Trump’s restrictions on some U.S. flights as “destabilising” for travel.

The Dubai-based company said net profit at its airline business plunged 82 per cent to Dhs1.3bn ($354m) in the year to March 31. That is the first time since its 2011-12 fiscal year that annual airline profit has fallen.

Emirates also added more seats than it could fill, leading to a drop in the average yield per passenger.

Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum said the company expected “the year ahead to remain challenging”.

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