Airbus says first-quarter jet deliveries rose 12%

By Thomson Reuters Apr 9, 2024 | 2:44 PM

PARIS (Reuters) -Airbus jet deliveries rose 12% in the first quarter, the European planemaker said on Tuesday.

Deliveries reached 142 aircraft, confirming a Reuters report on the quarterly total last week and leaving the France-based company ahead of U.S. rival Boeing, which delivered 83 commercial airplanes during the same period.

Airbus said it had won 170 new orders in the first quarter, with no cancellations.

The tally includes an order for 33 wide-body planes from Korean Air but does not yet reflect an order from Japan Airlines announced on the same day in March.

Boeing earlier reported 131 gross orders or a net total of 126 after cancellations. New business included an order from an unidentified customer for 10 long-haul 777-9 jets.

(Reporting by Tim Hepher in ParisEditing by David Goodman and Matthew Lewis)