Airbus Expected To Win Widebody Order from Delta Air Lines

Airbus Expected To Win Widebody Order from Delta Air Lines
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It is understood that Airbus is expected to win a widebody order from Delta Air Lines in the next few days, as the carrier seeks to expand further.

As per Reuters, it is understood that a significant order is expected to be revealed by the airline when they unveil their fourth-quarter financial reports.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Airbus Expected To Win Widebody Order from Delta Air Lines…


Airbus Expected To Win Widebody Order from Delta Air Lines
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Delta Air Lines‘ widebody fleet is quite varied at the moment. As per data from Planespotters.net, here are all the jets that fall into that category, accurate as of 9/1/24:

  • 69 Airbus A330 Family aircraft.
  • 28 A350s.
  • 65 Boeing 767 Family aircraft.

An order for Airbus would most likely mean fleet renewal on the older A330-200 and -300 aircraft, as well as their fleet of Boeing 767s too.

If the U.S carrier went to an all-Airbus fleet for it’s long-haul operations, this would be big news for the European planemaker, as they are able to remove market share from competitors Boeing.

This is why their fourth-quarter results call will be one to watch for, as it would guarantee the first order of the year for the Toulouse-HQ’d planemaker.

Either way, it’s going to be interesting to see what comes of this. Delta Air Lines does have commitments for an additional 16 Airbus aircraft, so they may just decide to firm up on those orders.

But for now, let’s wait and see what happens this Friday for the fourth-quarter results.

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