Airbus delivered 52 aircraft to 34 customers in August

Airbus delivered 52 aircraft to 34 customers in August and received 117 new orders for the month amid a strengthening market for narrow- and wide-bodies.

Image: Turkish Airlines/Airbus

In total, the deliveries to date for the year stand at 433 for 77 different customers.

This week, Turkey’s national flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, announced a new order for 10 additional A350-900 aircraft, taking its total for the type to 40.

The latest agreement is in addition to one announced in August for four A350-900s. Turkish Airlines already operates a fleet of 14 A350-900s.

At the end of July, the A350 had won over 1,000 orders from leading carriers from around the globe.

Wizz Air also signed a firm contract for an additional 75 A321neo Family aircraft earlier in August.

József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air said: “Wizz Air further reinforces its position as the largest A321neo Family operator in Europe and the Middle East. More than half our fleet has already been converted to cutting-edge neo technology.

“The A321neo’s unparalleled economic efficiency and remarkably low carbon footprint underpin our commitment to provide affordable and sustainable travel options for our customers. We have enjoyed a longstanding strategic partnership with Airbus and are steadfast in our commitment to this exceptional technology with one of the largest outstanding order books in the world of more than 350 neo aircraft.”