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Airbus Delays Transaero A380 Delivery, Cites Russian Economy

An Airbus SAS A380 super jumbo performs a flying display on day two of the 51st International Paris Air Show in Paris, France, on June 16, 2015.

An Airbus SAS A380 super jumbo performs a flying display on day two of the 51st International Paris Air Show in Paris, France, on June 16, 2015.

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Airbus Group SE has postponed the delivery of its A380 superjumbo to Transaero Airlines in order to help the No. 2 Russian carrier cope with slowing travel demand in its home market, a senior sales executive at the planemaker said.

Transaero is buying four A380s, initially slated for delivery from this year. A new schedule is under discussion as lower oil prices and sanctions over Russia’s annexation of Crimea weigh on the economy and ruble, crimping flight bookings.