September 25, 2013 / 5:36 AM / 4 years ago

Airbus launches new version of A330-300 jet in China

BEIJING (Reuters) - Airbus EAD.PA unveiled a short-range “regional” version of its A330-300 jet at an airshow in China on Wednesday, saying the new plane would seat 400 passengers and offer cost savings of 15 percent.

An A380 aircraft is seen through a window with an Airbus logo during the EADS / Airbus 'New Year Press Conference' in Hamburg January 17, 2012. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

The plane maker said it designed the new jet to meet high demand in high-density short-haul markets.

Sources had told Reuters earlier that Airbus would unveil such a plane at the show.

Reporting by Fang Yan and Jonathan Standing; Editing by Christopher Cushing

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