All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan, which has been evaluating the Boeing 747-8 and the Airbus A380, said it will postpone a decision on which to buy — or whether to pass on both options.

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All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan, which has been evaluating the Boeing 747-8 and the Airbus A380, said it will postpone a decision on which to buy — or whether to pass on both options.

Citing the “unforeseen changes… since the financial crisis of September this year,” the airline said in a statement Friday that its evaluation process will remain on hold until market conditions steady.

In August, ANA made formal requests for proposals to Boeing and Airbus, spurred by the prospect of foreign competitors flying the A380 into Japan.

Prior to that, ANA had said it saw no role for an ultra-large jet in its fleet plan. Its evaluation of the two planes could could still wind up confirming that position, the airline said Friday.