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Qantas Finalizes Incremental Order for Nine Airbus A220-300s

The Qantas Group has today finalized an incremental order for nine more Airbus A220-300s, bringing their total order backlog for the type to 29 aircraft. The carrier first ordered the A220 in May 2022 along with A321XLRs and A350-1000s.

Qantas Airbus A220-300 Rendering - Courtesy Airbus

On Tuesday (June 20, 2023), from the Paris Air Show, Airbus announced that the Qantas Group has finalized an incremental order for nine Airbus A220-300s, bringing their total order backlog for the type to 29 aircraft. The carrier originally placed an order for A220-300s in May 2022, along with A321XLRs and A350-1000s, and Qantas announced their intention to order additional A220s in February 2023. The airline will take delivery of their first A220 by the end of this year, with the type to be primarily deployed on the airline’s extensive domestic network.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International, Christian Scherer, said,

“We are pleased to announce this incremental order from Qantas. Best in class, the A220 will be the perfect platform for a domestic network that includes everything from short hops to flights of five hours and beyond. Combining efficiency, comfort and longer range, the A220 will also contribute from Day 1 to the carrier’s far-reaching Climate Action Plan.”

Specifically designed for the 100 to 150 seat market segment, the Airbus A220 is the most modern aircraft in its size category. Powered by quiet and efficient Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, the aircraft has a range of 3,450 nautical miles (6,400 km), and features the largest cabin, seats and windows in its class. To date, Airbus has received nearly 800 orders from 30 customers for A220 Family aircraft, of which 265 have been delivered. The aircraft is currently is service with 16 airlines worldwide.

Source: Airbus


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