21-Nov-2013 11:32 AM

Airbus wins 160 orders and commitments worth USD44 billion at Dubai Air Show

Airbus stated (20-Nov-2013) it won a total of 160 orders and commitments at the 13th Dubai Airshow worth USD44 billion. The order intake includes 142 firm orders worth USD40.4 billion (50 A380, 40 A350-900, 10 A350-1000, 26 A321neo, 10 A320neo and 6 A330-200F) and 18 MoUs worth USD3.6 billion. By value, Emirates placed the single largest order for 50 additional A380s, worth USD20 billion. By numbers, Etihad Airways placed the single largest firm order for Airbus at the Dubai airshow with 87 aircraft (40 A350-900, 10 A350-1000, 26 A321neo, 10 A320neo and one A330-200F) worth USD19 billion at list prices. The A330-200F also received five firm orders from Qatar Airways Cargo (plus eight commitments) and one firm order with Etihad Airways representing a total of 14 orders and commitments worth USD3billion. Air Algérie also committed for three A330-200 passenger aircraft worth USD648 million, building on their top reliability. Lybian Wings announced the start of its operations at the airshow, choosing Airbus to build up its initial fleet with a commitment for three A350-900s and four A320neos. Airbus COO customers John Leahy commented: “With its central position geographically, its strong economic growth and population-centres just a flight away, Middle Eastern carriers stand to reap the benefits of traffic growth. The order intake at the airshow, by value our biggest ever Dubai, is a clear evidence that the Middle East region is investing in the most modern and efficient aircraft to capture this growth. [more - original PR]

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