MOSCOW, January 29 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's S7
airline confirmed on Thursday it had terminated a contract to
buy 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.
The company said it was still interested in flying
Dreamliners and was in talks with a view to leasing them before
2014. It added that the results of the talks would be announced
S7 gave no reason for scrapping the May 2007 contract,
worth an estimated $2.4 billion. Deliveries of the planes were
due to start in 2014.
Boeing said it regretted the termination of the contract,
which it linked to the ongoing financial crisis.
However, Boeing spokesman Dmitry Khrol said the company
"is still in daily contact with S7, which remains an important