Qantas orders 106 Airbus jets

Airbus scored a big win on Monday: an order for 106 of its A320 family jets from Australia’s Qantas.

Of the 106 single-aisle aircraft, at least 78 will be Airbus’ A320 new engine option jets.

“We are delighted to be investing in Airbus’ fuel efficient A320 Family, including the new A320neo as part of Qantas’ international transformation plan and Jetstar’s pan-Asian expansion,” said Alan Joyce, Qantas CEO.

Airbus has received more than 1,200 A320neo orders and commitments since its launch just nine months ago, in December 2010.

“In a fiercely competitive market this is a great endorsement for our eco-efficient A320neo and A320 aircraft with their unique passenger appeal thanks to their wider cabin,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers.

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