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Air New Zealand places $2 billion order for 14 Airbus jets

Published on Jun 1, 2014 10:00 PM
 
Airbus chief operating officer John Leahy (left) and Air New Zealand chief executive Chistopher Luxon pose in front of a scale model of a A320neo during a news conference in Doha on June 1, 2014. Air New Zealand said on Sunday that it has placed an order for 14 jets with European planemaker Airbus, which includes ten A320neo aircraft. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

DOHA (Reuters) - Air New Zealand said on Sunday that it has placed an order for 14 jets with European planemaker Airbus, which includes ten A320neo aircraft.

The order, worth US$1.6 billion (S$2 billion) at list prices, also includes one A320ceo, and three A321neo aircraft. Theplanes will be deployed on the airline's Tasman and Pacific Island services, Air New Zealand Chief Executive Christopher Luxon said.

Reuters had reported the airline was close to an order on Saturday.

At the signing event, which took place during the International Air Transport Association's annual meeting in Doha, Airbus sales chief John Leahy also said the planemaker was close to a decision on whether to revamp its 20-year old A330 model. "We're studying it very carefully. Watch this space," Mr Leahy told journalists.

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