efe-epaBangkok Desk

Airbus SE on Thursday pulled the plug on its A380 superjumbo jet airliner after Emirates Airline, the biggest customer for the plane, cut its order in favor of smaller long-range jets, according to a Dow Jones report supplied to EFE.

Airbus said it would stop building the jet in 2021 after Dubai-based Emirates cut its A380 order by 39 planes. The state-owned carrier will instead buy 40 A330neo and 30 A350 long-haul planes.