Airbus Receives Updated Qatar Airways Order Valued at $6.35 Billion

By Alberto DelclauxFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Airbus SE (AIR.FR) said Thursday that Qatar Airways Co. QCSC (QAIR.YY) replaced an order for 50 A320neo aircraft with a new order for 50 A321neos, Airbus's largest single-aisle model.

The total value of the deal is of $6.35 billion at list prices, Airbus said. The new planes will join the carrier's fleet from 2019 onwards.

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The earlier order for the smaller A320neo aircraft was made in 2011.

"This is an endorsement for the largest member of our single-aisle family," Chief Operating Officer Fabrice Bregier said. "It confirms the aircraft's strong position as the ideal middle-of-the-market airplane for the Middle East."

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December 07, 2017 09:52 ET (14:52 GMT)