Japan Airlines Orders 21 Airbus A350s & 11 A321neos

Japan Airlines Orders 21 Airbus A350s & 11 A321neos
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Earlier this morning, Japan Airlines placed an order with Airbus for 21 A350-900s and 11 A321neo aircraft.

Such an order will help bolster the airline’s fleet going into the medium-term future as expansion continues.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Order with Japan Airlines…

Japan Airlines Orders 21 Airbus A350s & 11 A321neos
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The order made by Japan Airlines is for 21 Airbus A350-900s and 11 A321neo aircraft.

On X, the European planemaker said the following on the order:

“Great news from Tokyo! @JAL_Official_jp has announced that it will grow its Airbus fleet with new orders for 21 #A350-900s and its first ever order for Airbus single aisle aircraft, with a commitment for 11 #A321neo.”

“Thank you to JAL for its continued confidence in Airbus and our products.”

This represents strong news for both aircraft variants sold by the European planemaker.

Strong News for The Widebody Aircraft…

Japan Airlines Orders 21 Airbus A350s & 11 A321neos
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For the A350 aircraft, this is the first order of two this morning (Further news on this will be released on AviationSource later).

But for the aircraft type in particular, this keeps the backlog ticking along quite well.

It is also a strong vote of confidence in the aircraft as well, following the incident involving Japan Airlines flight JL516.

The elements of safely of getting everyone off the aircraft has clearly resonated with the airline, making them opt for the A350 and A321neo.

As for the A321neo, it also secures a new customer with JL making it’s first order for Airbus narrowbody aircraft.


Photo Credit: Airbus.

In conclusion, this is a strong order that Airbus has announced.

The A350 side of the order is a strong endorsement, with the A321neo adding to the already very strong backlog.

Furthermore, all eyes will be on delivery times, as well as what routes Japan Airlines has in mind for these aircraft.

But for now, let’s see how this relationship between the two sides continues to blossom.

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