Emirates President Tim Clark told Bloomberg News that the airline would buy a stretched A380, for which ILFC already is pushing (ATWOnline, Nov. 12). "If we had the stretch available today, probably two-thirds of the A380s we've got on order would be for that model," he told the news service, adding that EK would configure the aircraft to seat around 750. Airbus CCO John Leahy said an A380 stretch could enter service around 2015.

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