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German charter airline Condor orders 41 Airbus A320 jets

German charter airline Condor has ordered 41 A320 Airbus jets as it renews its fleet with aircraft using less fuel and emitting less carbon dioxide, the two companies said on Monday.

The order is for 13 A320 and 28 A321 jets fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines for delivery starting in Spring 2024, Condor and Airbus said in a joint statement.

The catalogue price is about 5.0 billion euros ($5.1 billion) but the final purchase price usually differs due to possible discounts offered to big-ticket customers.

“With the replacement of our entire long-haul fleet with the latest two-litre aircraft by early 2024, it is the obvious next step for us to modernise our short-haul and medium-haul fleet as well,” said chief executive Ralf Teckentrup.

“With our new A320neo and A321neo aircraft, we are consistently developing our fleet and ourselves as a company,” Teckentrup said.

“(We are) also taking care of our own ambition to enable responsible and at the same time comfortable travel with significantly reduced carbon emissions, lower fuel consumption and less noise.”

Airbus International chief, Christian Scherer, said that “following Condor’s earlier decision to order the A330neo for its long-haul network, we are doubly grateful the airline has now also selected the Airbus A320neo family to modernise its single-aisle fleet.”