Australia’s Qantas Group has finalzsed an incremental order for nine Airbus A220-300s, bringing its total backlog for the single aisle type to 29 aircraft.
The A220 was originally selected by Qantas as part of a major fleet replacement program announced in May 2022, which also included orders for the A321XLR and A350-1000. The carrier had announced its intention to order the additional A220s in February this year.
Qantas will take delivery of its first A220 at the end of this year and will operate the type primarily on its extensive domestic route network.
Airbus has received close to 800 orders from 30 customers for the A220, of which 265 have been delivered. The A220 is already in service with 16 airlines worldwide.