Emirates (EK, Dubai International) has cancelled an order, placed with Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac) in 2007, for seventy A350 aircraft. The fifty A350-900s and twenty A350-1000s were originally scheduled for delivery from 2019 onwards.

"The decision follows on-going discussions with the airline in light of their fleet requirement review, as demonstrated by their order of 50 additional A380-800s at the last Dubai Airshow and their continuous interest in the program," the European aircraft manufacturer said.

Airbus Chief Operating Officer - Customers, John Leahy, said that while the development was not "the greatest news in the world," the A350 programme would continue to go on.