Airbus hails June orders as ‘significant boost’ to company outlook

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood July 10, 2019 09:53

Airbus hails June orders as ‘significant boost’ to company outlook

Airbus has said that June provided a significant mid-year boost for the company as it logged orders for 145 single-aisle jetliners from its A320 and A220 families, while delivering 76 aircraft from the company’s A220, A320, A330, A350 XWB and A380 product lines.

With Airbus’ Paris Air Show launch of the A321XLR – which will become the longest-range single-aisle airliner – bookings now stand at 44 aircraft.

Joining the list of initial customers of the A321neo were: US-based American Airlines ordering 20; Qantas of Australia acquiring 10; Spain’s Iberia with eight aircraft; and Aer Lingus for six (making the Irish carrier a new customer for the A320neo Family).

Also in June’s new business, Airbus registered bookings for 86 other jetliners from the A320neo Family, composed of 23 A320neo and 13 A321neo aircraft for an unidentified customer; 30 A320neo versions for Saudi Arabian Airlines; 18 A320neo aircraft for Japan’s All Nippon Airways; and two A320neo jetliners for Atlantic Airways of the Faroe Islands (becoming a new A320neo customer).

Airbus’ order book for the A220 Family also increased during the month, with acquisitions of the A220-300 longer-fuselage variant by two US-based carriers: JetBlue Airways ordering 10; and five for Delta Air Lines. Both airlines are repeat customers for the A220 Family.

Wide-body deliveries during the month were led by the A350 XWB, with a total of 10 aircraft provided in both the A350-900 and A350-1000 versions. Notable handovers involved the initial A350 XWBs for China Southern Airlines and Japan Airlines – both receiving A350-900s.

Completing the wide-body activity in June were deliveries of five A330neo aircraft and one A380.

Darren Wood
By Darren Wood July 10, 2019 09:53