Wednesday, August 17, 2011

QANTAS Airways Purchase 78 Units of Airbus 320neo


For the first time, Qantas Airways chose the Airbus A320 to launch a premium airline that will serve routes to and from Australia and Asia.

In addition, Jetstar, a subsidiary of Qantas, has selected the Airbus A320, to continue its growth in Australia and Asia. Commitment to order at least 106 aircraft A320 Family, including 78 jets A320neo, making the latest airline Qantas is to choose the best-selling single-aisle aircraft in the world.

The decision to choose Airbus for short to medium haul flights, confirmed that Qantas’ long-term strategy to build the fleet with the aircraft's most fuel efficient and reliable in the world.

"Qantas Airways is an airline pioneer and look far into the future. We are very pleased to be able to run a significant role in their company's future strategy," said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers of Airbus.

In that release, Alan Joyce, CEO of Qantas, adding, "We are very pleased to be able to invest in a series of A320 Family aircraft are fuel efficient, including new A320neo aircraft as part of the transformation plan international expansion of Qantas and Jetstar in Asia."

Airbus A320neo is the choice of aircraft with new engines for the A320 Family series which will be operational in 2015. A320neo aircraft incorporates the latest generation of machines and devices Sharklet wingtips. This combination produces fuel savings and CO2 emissions by 15 percent.

Simultaneously, Qantas Airways has decided to adapt the delivery of six planes last of 20 A380 units into a new business plan. This will affect their shipments after 2013. Currently, Qantas has 10 Airbus A380s, making it the third largest A380 airline operator in the world.