QANTAS has placed orders for eight more of the world's largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380.
The aircraft would most likely be used on long-haul routes between Australia and the United States, Europe and possibly the Middle East, Qantas chief executive Geoff Dixon says.
"Our decision to increase our order has been made after an extensive review of the recent problems at Airbus and the delivery scheduled delays of the A380," Mr Dixon said today.
"The A380 has breakthrough technology and everything we have seen reinforces our view that it is the best available aircraft at Qantas."
Twenty A380 aircraft are now due to be delivered to Australia between August 2008 and 2015.
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