This file photo taken on June 24, 2017 shows an Airbus A380 performing a flying display at Le Bourget airport, near Paris during the public days the International Paris Air Show. AFP / ERIC PIERMONT
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Airbus said Monday that it might have to end production of the double-decker A380 superjumbo jet, having booked no new orders for the plane in two years.Airbus's decision in 2007 to pursue the A380, capable of packing in 853 seats, was diametrically opposed to Boeing's bet on the Dreamliner, marketed as a more efficient plane that could be used for both medium- and long-distance flights.The A380 has a list price of $437 million, and as of December it had booked 317 orders for the plane.But the last order, for three jets by Japan's ANA, goes back to January 2016 – and that was the first after nearly three years since a huge order for 50 A380s by Emirates in 2013 .
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