Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Airbus in record £11bn planes deal

AirAsia has ordered for 200 Airbus jets, in a 11.5billion pound deal

Airbus has announced the signing of the largest aircraft order in history, an order for 200 of its fuel efficient A320neo jets from Asian low-cost carrier AirAsia.

AirAsia said the order is worth 18.5 billion US dollars (£11.5 bn) and is the largest order ever by an airline in terms of number of aircraft involved. Carriers often negotiate discounts on the list prices.

That tops the record set just on Wednesday by Airbus with an order for 180 aircraft from Indian carrier IndiGo.

The announcement was made at the Paris Air Show, where Airbus has enjoyed huge success with its fuel-efficient A320neo.

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