Industry Airbus confirms orders for 48 new aircraft with ACG and Jazeera Airways
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has confirmed two orders for Aviation Capital Group and Jazeera Airways.
Europe´s leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus has officially confirmed two new aircraft orders for a total of nearly 50 new aircraft. Jazeera Airways, based in Kuwait, has firmed up an order for 20 Airbus A320neos and eight A321neos. This order was previously announced as Memorandum of Understanding in November 2021.
Furthermore, Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has signed a firm contract agreement with Airbus for 20 new A220s. This comes after the leasing company ordered 40 A320neo Family aircraft back in December 2021.
Jazeera Airways is currently operating with 17 Airbus A320s, including nine A320neo. The fleet diversification and modernization will allow the carrier to offer more environmentally efficient flights to different destinations throughout the Middle East, Asia or Europe.
Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, confirmed: “The A320neo Family offers the right size, economics and customer comfort for Jazeera Airways to serve its growing customer base and open new routes competitively. We salute team Jazeera for their remarkable development and thank them for their trust and for this important order.”
Rohit Ramachandran, Jazeera Airways Chief Executive Officer, added: “By taking both A320neo and A321neo versions we will have great flexibility to extend our network to medium and longer haul destinations from Kuwait, offering passengers more choice to travel and enjoy popular destinations as much as underserved ones.”
Aviation Capital Group is a global full-service aircraft lessor wholly owned by Tokyo Century Corporation. The company has now signed a firm contract for 20 A220s to expand its operations. Curing financially difficult times like these, many operators opt to lease aircraft as it is more cost efficient. This latest order will diversify ACG´s aircraft portfolio.
We are delighted to expand our partnership with Airbus through this A220 order”, said Steven C. Udvar-Hazy, Senior Vice President, OEM Relations & Market Development at ACG. “Our airline customers will appreciate the A220’s environmental friendliness, passenger comfort, and competitive operating economics.”
Scherer added: “We thank and congratulate our partners at ACG. With fuel and emissions efficiency ever more a discriminating investment choice, the A220 really stands out. Equally gratifying is the market feedback that the A220’s cabin is becoming the passengers’ darling in the regional and small single-aisle segments.”
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