Airbus and Boeing deliver 69 aircraft in January; Ryanair fleet grows by six

Image: Wataniya Airways
A total of 25 airlines received new Airbus aircraft, including new customer Wataniya Airways.

Airbus and Boeing delivered 69 aircraft in January, two less than in the corresponding month last year. Boeing delivered 35 new aircraft just shading Airbus, which managed 34 deliveries.

Airbus: 34 deliveries but no A380s

A total of 31 narrowbodies were delivered by Airbus including 15 A320s, nine A319s and six A321s and a solitary A318. Just three A330s were delivered, one each to Air Comet, Etihad and Singapore Airlines.

Chart: Airbus deliveries
Source: Airbus

A total of 25 airlines received new Airbus aircraft with easyJet and LAN taking three each, while Aegean, Cebu Pacific, TAM, Tiger Airways and Turkish Airlines each took delivery of two new aircraft. New customers for Airbus in January included Bulgaria Air and Wataniya Airways.

Boeing: 35 deliveries to 16 airlines

Image: Singapore Airlines
Boeing delivered seven 777s to carriers including Singapore Airlines.

A total of 25 narrowbodies were delivered by Boeing including 19 -800s, two -900s and four -700s. Ryanair received six new -800s to start the year, while Alaska Airlines, Continental, Delta and Spicejet each took delivery of two new airliners. Seven 777s were delivered including examples to Cathay Pacific, Emirates, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines and newcomer V Australia. Two 747s were also delivered but these were both freighter versions for Cathay Pacific and UPS.

Chart: Boeing deliveries
Source: Boeing

In total just 13 (19%) deliveries from both carriers were widebody aircraft in January.

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