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Airbus Reports April 2024 Results, 61 Deliveries 

DALLAS – Today, Airbus has published its April 2024 results. The European manufacturer delivered 61 aircraft to 33 customers and added 57 orders to its backlog in April. Last month's order includes 51 A321neos from an undisclosed customer, received on April 18. 

In 2024, Airbus has received 227 orders so far, divided into 152 A320neo family aircraft, three A330-900s from Starlux, and 72 A350s. Delta Air Lines (DL), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Starlux Airlines (JX), Japan Airlines (JL), and Korean Air (KE) have ordered the A350s in 2024 so far. Two more orders for the widebody came from an undisclosed customer. 

While announced in April by the airline, IndiGo’s (6E) order for 30 Airbus A350-900s was confirmed only yesterday by the manufacturer and will be counted in May 2024. The Indian low-cost carrier’s backlog includes 463 A320neos and 777 A321neos.

Including the previous orders for the A320neo and the new order for the A350-900, 6E is expecting 1,370 new Airbus aircraft to join its fleet in the next few years.

The Airbus A321neo in Toulouse (TLS). Photo: Nuno Seletti/Airways
The Airbus A321neo in Toulouse (TLS). Photo: Nuno Seletti/Airways

Forecast

In its 2023 forecast, Airbus anticipated demand for over 40,000 new aircraft by the end of 2042, divided into 80% single aisle and 20% twin aisle. Asia/Pacific and PRC represent the bulk of Airbus’ forecast, covering almost half of the global demand. 

In the same period, the demand for freighters is expected to exceed 2,500 units. Here, single-aisle freighters will play an increasingly more important role. 

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