Airbus delivered 40 aircraft in August to bring a figure of 384 since January. Compared to the last three months, the number has thinned out – it delivered 47 in July, 77 in June, and 50 in May.
The A320neo family of aircraft accounted for 80 percent of all deliveries last month:
- 16 A320neo
- 16 A323neo
- 1 A321ceo
- 5 A220-300
- 2 A350-900
A LCC giant IndiGo received the maximum number of aircraft: two A320neo and two A321neo. Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific were the only carriers that took the widebody A350-900, at one each.
While deliveries in August may have decreased a little, the orders have shown a more positive trend. The planemaker bagged an impressive order of 102 jets – its best so far this year. The neos were the top choice for airlines, with most orders coming from British LCC Jet2 for 36 A321neos.