November 18, 2019 / 8:49 AM / a month ago

Emirates close to finalizing part of wide-body jet order with Airbus: sources

FILE PHOTO: The Airbus logo is pictured at Airbus headquarters in Blagnac near Toulouse, France, March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai state-owned airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] was close to a deal on Monday to finalize at least part of a provisional order for 70 wide-body aircraft from Europe’s Airbus (AIR.PA), industry sources said.

The Dubai carrier has scheduled a news conference for 0900 GMT.

Both companies declined to comment.

Reporting by Tim Hepher; editing by Louise Heavens

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