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Qantas planes are seen at Kingsford Smith International Airport. Image Credit: Reuters

Sydney: Qantas Airways Ltd plans to run a competition between aircraft manufacturers to replace its ageing fleet of 28 Airbus SE A330 planes in the next 12 to 18 months, its chief financial officer said on Thursday.

“We will be looking at the market in the coming 12 months,” Chief Financial Officer Vanessa Hudson told reporters. “That aircraft is heading to the end of its useful life. We will run a competition as we have done for the narrowbody fleet in the coming 12 to 18 months.”