Air India, Jet, Seek Airbus Planes Through Lease

Airbus SAS signed lease contracts worth a combined 2.8 billion euros ($3.7 billion) with Jet Airways (India) Ltd. and state-owned Air India, a French government official, who can’t be named according to government rules, said in New Delhi today.

Both airlines are looking to add Airbus planes through leases and neither has yet sealed contracts as they are still choosing lessors, Airbus spokesman Justin Dubon said in a telephone interview today. Jet Airways is looking at leasing 10 A330s and A320s and Jet is considering A330s, he said.

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