AIRSHOW-Etihad seen close to buying around 75 Airbus jets: sources


Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is in talks to order as many as 75 Airbus jets, including around 50 of the European planemaker's long-haul A350, industry sources said on Saturday.

The roughly $16 billion order, expected to be announced at the Dubai Airshow on Sunday, may include approximately 25 smaller A320neos, the sources said.

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Etihad and Airbus declined to comment.

Industry sources have said Etihad is also expected to order around 55 Boeing jets worth $18 billion from Boeing at the show including 25 of its latest long-haul jet, the 777X.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher, Praveen Menon)