Qantas signs deal for 110 more A320 Airbus planes

City A.M. Reporter
AUSTRALIAN airline Qantas said yesterday that it had finalised an order for 110 single-aisle Airbus planes following a commitment for the aircraft signed in August.

The carrier announced a firm order for 78 of Airbus’ next generation A320neo jets, along with 32 A320 planes, adding that it will decide on which engine to use with the planes at a later date.

Airbus has sold fewer planes than Boeing in September but maintained a strong advantage over its US rival in the first nine months of the year after setting the pace in the market for narrowbody jets

The European planemaker said it sold 23 aircraft last month, bringing its order total for the year to 1,179 passenger jets. Net orders, adjusted for cancellations, stood at 1,038.