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Emirates Urges Airbus to Go Big on Stretch Version of A380 Jumbo

Emirates urged Airbus Group SE to treat its A380 super-jumbo to a full-grown stretch version instead of just a minor extension, as the biggest operator of the double-decker seeks to pack more passengers into its planes.

Airbus said at the Paris Air Show that it’s considering what it called a “little stretch” of the plane by adding panels to the fuselage that would enlarge it enough to accommodate 40 to 60 additional seats.