Airbus beginning May 1 will add $2 million to the list price of each single-aisle aircraft and $4 million to each widebody. The increases, which it said are owing to the continued decline of the US dollar and higher metal prices, are on top of the "normal" 2.74% escalation. The manufacturer said the dollar's decline translates into a more-than-15% devaluation. Compounding the problem, metal prices have risen by at least 6.5%.

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