Airbus has outperformed Boeing by a large margin in terms of orders announced during the Dubai Airshow. Since Sunday, the European airframer has accumulated more than 400 orders, including firm orders and letters of intent.
The most recent order came from Ibom Air, from Nigeria, which closed the acquisition of 10 A220, without specifying which version they are. With the new order, the jet formerly owned by Bombardier has 643 firm orders.
Some of them also came from Air Lease Corporation, the US lessor which on Monday closed a deal for 110 aircraft, including the first seven A350Fs, for cargo. ALF also ordered 25 A220-300.
Also on Tuesday, Jazeera Airways committed to acquire 20 A320neo and eight A321neo. Based in Kuwait, the carrier signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Airbus with the aim of expanding its fleet, consisting of 16 A320s, eight of them of the Neo model.
It was the massive order from the Indigo Partners group, however, that made the big impression. The four airlines belonging to the company’s portfolio have placed an additional order for 255 aircraft in the A320neo family.
The order brings the total number of aircraft ordered by the group to 1,145 aircraft in the A320 family and is exclusive to the A321 models, the largest in the series.
In addition, the A321XLR, the longer-range variant of the jetliner, was chosen by WizzAir (27 planes in addition to 75 A321neo) and by JetSmart, which will receive two jets from a total order of 23 units. Frontier Airlines, with 91 A321neo and Volaris, with 39 A321neo, complete the order.
According to Airbus, the A320neo family has surpassed the mark of 7,550 planes ordered from 122 customers.