Emirates close to finalizing part of wide-body jet order with Airbus: sources

November 18, 2019 3:47 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai state-owned airline Emirates [EMIRA.UL] was close to a deal on Monday to finalize at least part of a provisional order for 70 wide-body aircraft from Europe's Airbus (NYSE: AIR), industry sources said.

The Dubai carrier has scheduled a news conference for 0900 GMT.

Both companies declined to comment.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher; editing by Louise Heavens)