Airbus at Paris Air Show 2019: A321XLR, A220 and A330neo
The Paris Air Show 2019 ended today, and Airbus drew the line. It was a good edition, with important demands for the A220 and A330neo models. But the star of the Paris air show was Airbus A321XLR.
On top of each other, Airbus received firm orders for 149 aircraft and optional commitments for 214 aircraft. In addition to these new orders, Airbus has also received conversion requests for 352 aircraft.
Airbus at the Paris Air Show 2019
Most conversions were made from the classic A320 and the new generation A320neo into the A321XLR, the latest single-aisle model released by Airbus.
Airbus A321XLR received firm orders for 48 aircraft, conversions for 99 aircraft and optional commitments for 79 aircraft. 11 customers were interested in the new A321XLR, the aircraft with the highest flight autonomy of all those with a single aisle.
The A220 and A330neo models also received important orders. An order for 220 of airplanes was registered in the A85 model account. While the new A330neo received orders for 24 units.
Orders placed on Airbus
Below is a brief recap of the orders placed by airlines to Airbus at the Paris Air Show:
- JetBlue Airways has ordered Airbus A321XLR and A220-300
- International Airlines Group (IAG) has chosen Airbus A321XLR
- American Airlines has ordered 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft
- 20 aircraft were ordered Airbus A321XLR for Wizz Air
- Cebu Pacific ordered: 16 x A330neo, 10 x A321XLR and 5 x A320neo
- Virgin Atlantic has ordered 14 A330-900 aircraft
- Air Lease Corporation has ordered 100 aircraft, including A321XLR
Also at the Paris Air Show 2019, Airbus introduced the first A330neo AirAsia. The first Airbus A330neo AirAsia will be used by AirAsia X Thailand, part of AirAsia Group.