Airbus delivered 52 aircraft to 34 customers in August, and notched up 117 new orders for the month amid a strengthening market for narrow- and wide-bodies.
In total, the deliveries to date for the year stand at 433 for 77 different customers.
This week, Turkey’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, announced a new order for 10 additional A350-900 aircraft, taking its total for the type to 40.
The latest agreement is in addition to one announced in August for four A350-900s. Turkish Airlines already operates a fleet of 14 A350-900s.
At the end of July, the A350 had won over 1,000 orders from leading carriers from around the globe.
Wizz Air Airbus order
Wizz Air, the European ultra-low-cost airline, also signed a firm contract for an additional 75 A321neo Family aircraft earlier in August.
The deal takes its total order for the largest member of the Airbus single aisle to 434, and for Wizz’s A320 Family overall to 565 aircraft.
Wizz Air is an all Airbus operator with a fleet of over 180 A320 Family aircraft currently in operation.
József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air said: “With [the] announcement, Wizz Air further reinforces its position as the largest A321neo Family operator in Europe and the Middle East. More than half our fleet has already been converted to cutting-edge neo technology.
“The A321neo’s unparalleled economic efficiency and remarkably low carbon footprint underpin our commitment to provide affordable and sustainable travel options for our customers. We have enjoyed a longstanding strategic partnership with Airbus and are steadfast in our commitment to this exceptional technology with one of the largest outstanding order books in the world of more than 350 neo aircraft.”
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