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Airbus may strike partial deal with United Airlines within next six months

20-Nov-2009 11:36 AM

Airbus stated it may strike partial deal with United Airlines for new aircraft orders within the next six months (Reuters, 19-Nov-2009). United is currently in discussions with Airbus and Boeing for the order of 150 aircraft . However, Mr Leahy added the carrier would not reduce aircraft prices to make a quick sale.

Airbus: "Pricing is relatively stable. I'm not saying that we are increasing prices through the recession, but we're not really discounting a lot as industry forecasters say. If the deal isn't acceptable, it isn't a fire sale and we say no and go for a nice lunch," John Leahy, COO. Source: Reuters, 19-Nov-2009.