June 2, 2019
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)