Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways has converted its order for six Airbus A319neo twinjets into the larger A320neo variant.
The conversion has been confirmed by the airframer’s latest order and delivery data, covering November 2013.
Qatar Airways had signed for six A319neos in November 2011 as part of a deal for 50 of the re-engined A320 family.
This order had also included 30 A320neo and 14 A321neo jets, to be fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines.
But Qatar has revised its order, converting its entire A319neo commitment to the A320neo.
Although Airbus has pitched the A319neo as a robust competitor to the 110- to 130-seat Bombardier CSeries, the re-engined Airbus jet has not sold as well as its predecessor.
While sales of the CSeries have been gradual, the aircraft has picked up 182 firm orders from a range of customers.
Qatar Airways has previously expressed interest in the CSeries but has yet to place an order for the type. It is unclear whether the shift away from the A319neo means it still has a requirement in this category.
Only 39 other A319neos have been ordered, by two customers. AviancaTaca disclosed in a corporate presentation earlier this year that it has 19 on order, while Republic Airways has 20.