Airbus Bets Small Is Beautiful as A220 Chases Post-Covid Sales
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November 11, 2020 - by Charlotte Ryan for www.bloomberg.com
Airbus SE is seeking to spur demand for its smallest jetliner by pitching the A220 model as a tool for cutting costs and trimming capacity in the post-coronavirus travel market.
The European company, which took control of the former Bombardier Inc. jet in 2018, is also promoting its ability to fulfill multiple roles spanning short hops between cities to longer trips on routes with limited demand, Antonio Da Costa, Airbus's marketing chief for single-aisle planes, said in an interview.
On a possible stretch version of the A220-300 seating 160 people or more, in which airlines including Air France-KLM have expressed an interest, Da Costa said the focus is on the current line-up, though the model has "oodles" of development potential.
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"We can't say we're in a seller's market, but we do see good prospects," he said. "The A220 is well placed because it offers low operating costs, a flexible platform for long and short missions, and is building on a good...
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