Chile's LAN orders 20 A320neo jets

22nd June 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Chilean airline LAN signed Wednesday a deal for 20 medium-haul Airbus A320neo jets at the Paris International Air Show, the European company said.

Airbus earlier won an order for 150 A320neos and 30 A320 jets from Indian low-cost airline IndiGo in a $15 billion (10 billion euros), the largest single civil aviation order by the number of planes involved.

The A320neo is the upgraded and more fuel-efficient variant of the workhorse A320 and it has emerged as the star of the airshow with hundreds of orders.

The medium-haul market is the single most important segment of the industry and will likely account for nearly half of all commercial aircraft sales by value over the next 20 years, according to Airbus rival Boeing which makes the 737 series, the biggest selling aircraft.

© 2011 AFP

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