Airbus’ Order Performance as of July 2023, By the Numbers
Airbus has published its performance report for the month of July 2023. The report reveals a relative balance, with 65 deliveries and 60 gross orders in the month of July 2023.
As of July 31, 2023, Airbus had delivered 381 aircraft to 76 customers.
The OEM received gross orders for 1,140 aircraft, had 39 cancellations, and retained 1101 net orders through the end of July of this year.
This puts Airbus well on its way to beating 2022’s impressive performance of 1078 gross orders and 820 net orders, which already exceeded the OEM’s pre-COVID-19 order volumes.
Breakdown of Airbus Deliveries by Aircraft Model (a/o July 2023)
Breakdown of Airbus 2023 Gross Orders by Aircraft Model (a/o July 2023)
Breakdown of Airbus Total Cancellations by Aircraft Model (a/o July 2023)
Breakdown of Airbus Net Orders by Aircraft Model (a/o July 2023)
Airbus’ Top 5 Orders a/o July 2023 by Customer and Aircraft Type
|CUSTOMER||Date of order||A220-300||A319neo||A320neo||A321neo||A330-800||A330-900||A350F||A350-900||A350-1000||TOTAL|
|% OF GROSS||25%||50%||5%||80%|
A closer look at Airbus’ top orders so far this year reveals the lion’s share (80%) of all gross orders came from two EMEA airlines (Qatar Airways and Pegasus Airlines), two Indian Airlines (Indigo and Air India), and one undisclosed customer.
75% of all Airbus’ gross orders came from these customers’ narrowbody aircraft orders in the A320 family. Orders placed by these Top 5 customers for the A321neo contributed 50% of the OEM’s gross orders thus far this year.
Among the OEM’s twin-aisle, long-haul aircraft, the A350-1000 proved most popular, earning substantial orders from Qatar Airways and Air India.
More on that Record-Setting IndiGo Order for A320s
During this year’s Paris Air Show, IndiGo placed a firm order for 500 A320 Family aircraft. This order set the record for the biggest single purchase agreement in the history of commercial aviation. This agreement takes the total number of Airbus aircraft on order by IndiGo to 1,330. The airline is the world’s biggest A320 Family customer.
Pieter Elbers, CEO of IndiGo, said, “This order strongly reaffirms IndiGo’s belief in the growth of India, in the A320 Family, and our strategic partnership with Airbus.”
“This landmark order marks a new chapter in Airbus and IndiGo’s relationship that is democratizing affordable air travel for millions of people in the world’s fastest-growing aviation market,” said Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International at Airbus.
A History of IndiGo’s Airbus Orders
New Delhi-headquartered IndiGo is among the fastest-growing carriers in the world. Since its first A320neo aircraft was delivered in March 2016, the airline’s fleet of A320neo Family has grown into one of the world’s largest. The airline has 264 aircraft in operation (162 A320neo, 79 A321neo, 21 A320ceo, and 2 A321 freighters).
IndiGo placed its first order with Airbus in 2005 (100 A320 Family). In 2011, IndiGo expanded its commitment with an order of 180 A320 Family aircraft, including the NEO. In 2014, the airline ordered an additional 250 neo-Family aircraft. In 2019, the airline committed to a further 300 A320neo Family aircraft. This brought the airline’s previous order book to 830 A320 Family aircraft.
The A320 Family: Favored Worldwide
Over the last two decades, the A320neo has democratized air travel in India. An expanding economy and rising disposable incomes continue to add millions of first-time flyers to this booming aviation market.
Worldwide, the A320 Family is the undisputed leader in the single-aisle aircraft category. The aircraft has the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky that incorporates the latest technologies. It features enhanced aerodynamics and the latest-generation jet engines, significantly reducing fuel consumption and lower emissions. These aircraft have earned more than 8,700 orders from over 130 airlines worldwide across all business models.
Airbus 2022 Aircraft Orders and Deliveries (Infographic)
Here’s a look at the OEM’s performance in 2022 for comparison.
Airbus 2022 Full Year Annual Orders Summary (Table)
|Total Gross Orders||127||888||19||–||44||–||1078|
|Total Net Orders||105||770||-65||–||10||–||820|
IndiGo is amongst the fastest-growing low-cost carriers in the world. IndiGo has a simple philosophy: affordable fares, keeping flights on time, and offering a courteous and hassle-free travel experience across its network. With its fleet of over 300 aircraft, the airline operates well over 1.800 daily flights and connecting 78 domestic destinations. It will soon further grow its international footprint to 32 international destinations. India by IndiGo!