Chief Executive of Jazeera Airways criticizes Airbus due to delivery delays

Kuwait - Kuwait's first private carrier Jazeera Airways is frustrated due to delivery delays of its A320neos on order and has no plans to place an order during the Dubai Air Show.

We are not happy with the delays that are occurring in the production line and I think Airbus is very aware of our position,

Rohit Ramachandran told Reuters news agency.

Jazeera Airways will place an order 25 single-aisle jets next year to continue its expansion. Airbus and Boeing are competing for this order.

The order could be worth around $3 billion at list prices, depending on which aircraft type is chosen. It is common for airlines to get discounts on mass orders.

Jazeera chief executive says production issues with the A320neos have delayed the delivery of new aircraft this year, forcing the airline to postpone new routes planned for this year.

I don’t see a major improvement. I think they continue to have unplanned delays in production,

Ramachandran said.

Last month, Airbus reduced its full-year delivery goal for its commercial jets, as it strives with setbacks in its production lines.

Any order could include longer-range jets like the Airbus A321XLR, Ramachandran added.

Jazeera Airways expects to finish this year with around three million passengers.

Via Reuters
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