Airbus delivered the 100 aircraft to Japan
On March 15, Airbus delivered a new A320 aircraft to Japanese operator Jetstar Japan. So far nothing spectacular, but this was the 100 aircraft delivered by the European manufacturer to a Japanese carrier.
Airbus delivered the first aircraft to a Japanese operator in 1980 and was an A300B2. But a significant increase in the number of aircraft delivered has been recorded over the last two years, especially single-aisle A320 series. In 2012 it delivered 16 units, and in 2013 other 30 aircraft are scheduled to arrive at 4 Japanese operators.
Airbus has entered the Boeing-controlled market quite hard and promises to deliver A330 and even A380 aircraft. The success of the European manufacturer is also attributed to the new low-cost companies that have chosen airplanes from the A320 family.
Returning to Jetstar Japan, the operator began operations in the summer of 2012, and after nine months already has a fleet of 10 A320 aircraft and operates flights within Japan.