Airbus says that it is securing a price premium on initial sales of its new A320neo aircraft over the existing A320 model. Airbus list prices for the A320neo are around $6 million more than the existing A320 model range. Barry Ecclestone, chief executive of its Airbus Americas unit, said at an investor conference last week that the company had “extracted” a premium from the launch customers. These include India’s IndiGo, Virgin America, Deutsche Lufthansa and International Lease Finance Corp. Airlines, on the main, always secure discounts of some type from list price, and launch customers can expect even larger discounts

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