Airbus raises list prices of planes

18th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

European planemaker Airbus announced Tuesday an average increase of 4.4 percent in the list price of its aircraft, with the price tag of its A380 super-jumbo jumping 8.3 percent.

"As we continue to ramp-up production rates to meet the unprecedented global demand for Airbus aircraft, the required industrial investments we are making, coupled with a weak dollar, necessitates raising our aircraft prices across the board," John Leahy, the commercial director, said in a statement.

Airbus said on Monday that it delivered 510 planes last year and won 574 orders worth $84 billion (63 billion euros) at list prices, surpassing 10,000 orders over its 40-year history.

© 2011 AFP

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