Russia’s Aeroflot eyes A380

The Russian national carrier Aeroflot is interested in the purchase of the Airbus A380, Airbus Vice President Chris Buckley said on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters at the MAKS air show near Moscow, vice president Chris Buckley said the company had “started a communication with the airline.”

“We are studying the possibility of Aeroflot’s use of the A380,” Buckley said, before adding: “This does not mean that we will sell any A380s tomorrow.”

Russia’s RBC business daily said the carrier, already an A350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner customer, was considering purchasing five A380s by 2015 to help update its fleet and reach a target of 70 million passengers a year by 2025.

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