Airbus near to negotiate to sell A330neo to Virgin Atlantic: sources

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PHOTO FILES: The Airbus logo is shown in the Airbus headquarters in Blagnac near Toulouse, France, on March 20, 2019. REUTERS / Regis Duvignau / File Photo

SEOUL (Reuters) – The European Airbus is close to an agreement to sell the A330neo wide-body passenger jets to Virgin Atlantic, people who are familiar with the issue said today.

The British airline has evaluated the updated A330 model against the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Industry sources said the airline was looking for 6 to 10 aircraft. The A330neo sells for $ 296 million at list prices, but airlines generally get significant discounts.

Airbus declined to comment. Virgin Atlantic was not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Tim Hepher; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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