Airbus delivered 92 aircraft in May and June, including the first A320 assembled in China. The aircraft will be operated by Sichuan Airlines. Copyright: Airbus Among the less well-known airlines receiving a new Airbus during May/June were Air Caraibes, Bangkok Airways, Chongqing Airlines, Iberworld, SATA, Sichuan Airlines, newcomer Wataniya Airways and Zest Air of the Philippines. Boeing: 41 deliveries in May, 45 in June
During the last two months Boeing has delivered some 86 aircraft. In May, Ryanair took delivery of seven new aircraft with no other carrier receiving more than two new Boeings. In June, Ryanair took deliver of six aircraft (bringing their total in the first half of 2009 to 40), while Southwest (four), Air France (three) and American Airlines (three) were also kept busy with new deliveries.Boeing delivered 86 aircraft in May and June, including a 737-900 in Continental’s historic ‘Blue Skyway’ livery. Originating in the 1940s, the livery has been reintroduced on a single aircraft to celebrate Continental’s 75th anniversary.
Among the less well-known airlines receiving new Boeings were flyDubai, Hainan Airlines, Sky Airlines (of Turkey) and Xiamen Airlines. Exactly 500 aircraft delivered in first half of 2009 Airbus is just beating Boeing so far in 2009 regarding deliveries. The European manufacturer has delivered 254 aircraft compared with 246 from the US manufacturer. Single-aisle aircraft account for 80% of deliveries with the remainder being wide-body aircraft.