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Emirates may reconsider A350 and Dreamliner for regional routes

June 25, 2014 3:10 am

Emirates Airline has said it may still consider the Airbus A350 after cancelling a contract for 70 of the wide-body planes valued at $16bn two weeks ago, Bloomberg has reported. The A350 and Boeing Co’s rival 787 Dreamliner could meet a need for planes to operate routes within the Middle East, the Dubai-based airline said. Both types are smaller than the A380s around which the current fleet is built, as well as the larger version of the planned Boeing 777X Emirates plans to purchase.