Singapore buys 10 Airbus planes

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The Independent Online
SINGAPORE AIRLINES has signed a $1.4bn contract to buy up to 10 Airbus Industrie ultra-long-range A340-500 aircraft, Airbus said yesterday.

The aircraft consortium said the contract for five firm orders and five options confirmed a previously announced commitment to buy the new four- engine aircraft, which will enable Singapore Airlines to fly non-stop between South-east Asia and destinations such as Los Angeles and San Francisco.