Airbus announced orders and commitments (excluding options) for 157 airliners worth around $14 billion during the Dubai air show. The deals reaffirm Airbus’ leading role in the airliner business and reflect an increasingly strong market recovery. In addition, they had 155 commitments for the new A350 airliner, which is expected to rise to approx. 200 by year end.
The sales came from America, Europe and India – as well as the Middle East – highlighting the global success of the modern Airbus aircraft family.
The full breakdown of announcements comprises AerCap for 70 A320 Family aircraft, ALAFCO of Kuwait for twelve A350s, International Lease Finance Corporation of America for 12 A350s, Jazeera Airways of Kuwait for six A320s, Kingfisher Airlines of India for 30 A320 Family aircraft, National Air Service (NAS) of Saudi Arabia for five A318 Elites, TAP Air Portugal for ten A350s and seven A330s, and an undisclosed private customer for five A320 Family aircraft.