Europe’s Airbus took aim at one of Boeing’s most profitable strongholds on Thursday with plans for a freighter version of its A350 passenger jet, gambling that a pandemic boom in Internet shopping will outlast the global health crisis.

Boeing has for years dominated the market for air freighters even as its European rival grabbed its crown as the world’s largest maker of passenger jets.

Airbus said its board had backed an A350 freighter to enter service in 2025 but did not immediately announce customers.

“We believe we have a very promising aircraft,” Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said after unveiling better-than- expected half-year results.

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