Exclusive: Airbus puts six jets made for AirAsia up for sale as crisis deepens

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PARIS (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) has put six jets made for one of its largest customers up for sale after giving up on Malaysia’s AirAsia (AIRA.KL) taking delivery of them, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: An AirAsia Airbus A320-200 plane approaches Singapore’s Changi Airport January 5, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su

The unusual move is a sign of the deepening crisis in the aviation industry caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which some analysts warn could lead to a fire-sale of unwanted planes.

Like other airlines looking to save cash amid lockdowns and travel bans

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Malaysia’s AirAsia founders not taking salary; staff accepts up to 75% pay cut

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FILE PHOTO: AirAsia Airbus A320-200 planes are seen on the tarmac of Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) in Sepang, Malaysia, February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The founders of Malaysia’s AirAsia Group Bhd (AIRA.KL) will not take salaries and its staff has agreed to an as much as 75% cut in pay due to the impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak on the airline, its chief executive said late on Saturday.

Tony Fernandes said in an Instagram post that he and Executive Chairman Kamarudin Meranun “will not be taking a salary during this

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