Yemenia may scrap Airbus order

08 July 2009

Abdulkalek Saleh Al-Kadi, Chairman of Yemenia Airlines, said the country's flag carrier may repeal a $2bn aircraft order from Airbus because the French government is prejudging the cause of the Airline's flight IY626 fatal accident off the Comoros Islands. Yemenia, which is 51% owned by the government and 49% by Saudia Airlines, had placed an order for 10 Airbus A350 planes in 2007. A final decision 'will depend on the cooperation between us, Airbus and the French', Al-Kadi told Bloomberg.

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