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Jet sign Airbus deal

Jet Airways has signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for ten A330-200s. The deal reaffirms Jet Airways’ selection of the aircraft in June. The airline also has taken options for another ten aircraft.Ê
Deliveries of the A330s will begin in the first quarter of 2007. Jet Airways is already an A340 operator, having begun A340-300E services to London earlier this year, using leased aircraft. It plans to use its Airbus A330s on a mix of regional and international flights. Each aircraft will seat around 220 passengers, with flat-bed seating in business, and a comfortable eight-abreast layout in economy.

“We have selected the popular Airbus A330, which meets with our requirements of international long-haul strategy and also in terms of passenger comfort, economy and style” said Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal. “This acquisition will also enable us to maintain a very modern and young fleet.”

“Indian air travel is expanding faster than most of us in the industry anticipated, at a time when there is strong market demand worldwide. We are delighted to be part of and contribute to that expansion with our products,” says Airbus President and CEO Gustav Humbert.