Airbus has published its orders and deliveries for January 2024, the first month of the new calendar year, off the back of a solid 2023, where all goals were met.
A Look At January 2024
In the first month of the year, Airbus says it delivered 30 aircraft to 18 customers worldwide while welcoming 31 gross orders.
January saw Airbus see deliveries across four aircraft types, from the A220-300 to the A330-900. However, there were no notable deliveries for the A350 family.
A total of 26 A320neo and A321neo made up the bulk of deliveries with a split of 13 each; the A321neo saw leasing companies acquire the bulk of units. However, there were deliveries for customers such as Delta, JetBlue and United Airlines.
The Airbus A320neo saw repeat customer Eastjet acquire units within a week of each other alongside other global airlines. The A330-900 saw two deliveries to ITA Airways and Condor.
Lastly, Airbus delivered two Airbus A220s to Qantas and JetBlue. The Qantas Group has been slowly acquiring the A220 and readying to enter service to replace the ageing Boeing 717s.
Two Orders For Airbus A350 Family
Interestingly, Airbus’s first month of the year was marked by orders only for the A350 series, no other aircraft type, and not even its smaller A320neo family.
The year started with longtime customer Delta finally announcing its commitment to the A350 series further with a deal for 20 A350-1000s.
The additional capacity of the A350-1000 is slated to hugely benefit the airline moving forward, providing more opportunities and easing pressure on existing and future aircraft.
Ethiopian Airlines was listed on January 19th with their order for 11 Airbus A350-900s, bringing the total for the month to 31 units.
While a quiet start for the company, January is always notably quiet, and as the year continues, these deals will pick up with time. 2024 will also see the Farnborough Airshow.