Airbus A220 expands customers, but no new orders at Le Bourget

Aircraft had an incremental order from Qantas completed while airlines TAAG and Cyprus Airways reached leasing contracts

The A220’s customer list has grown in recent days. The smallest Airbus jet had two new operators announced on Tuesday, during the Paris Air Show, Cyprus Airways and TAAG, from Angola.

Cyprus closed a leasing agreement with the Air Lease Corporation (ALC) to receive two A220-300s in June. TAAG signed a contract with Azorra for three aircraft, also of the -300 variant, the largest and most successful in the series.

The jet’s new customers come when a third operator has just taken delivery of its first A220. Bulgaria Air, the flag carrier of the European country, has a leasing agreement for seven aircraft, five A220-300 and two A220-100, also with ALC.

Bulgaria Air first A220 (Airbus)

The A220-300 jets will be configured with 143 seats in two classes, eight of them in business.

Airbus also announced an incremental order for nine A220-300s made by Qantas, but it is actually the conclusion of a pre-deal sealed in February.

In total, the A220 has almost 800 firm orders of which 265 aircraft.


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