Airbus has added nearly 400 net orders to its total for the year, following a strong July, and includes the large agreement for aircraft from four Chinese carriers.

These Chinese operators are collectively taking 196 A321neos, plus 82 A320neos and 14 A319neos.

Airbus also recorded 39 A321neo orders from LATAM, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Jet2 and an undisclosed customer.

Nearly 57% of net A320neo-family orders this year have been for the largest variant.

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Source: Airbus

Four Chinese carriers, including China Southern, ordered nearly 200 A321neos

The airframer has also formally listed EasyJet’s deal for 56 A320neos and Delta Air Lines’ for 12 A220-300s.

Single-aisle aircraft made up almost the entirety of the airframer’s orders for the month, with the exception of a pair of A350-900s for Turkish Airlines.

Cancellation of four A350-900s from Aeroflot’s total of 20 meant net twin-aisle orders declined. Airbus also formally noted the reduction of Virgin Atlantic’s A330-900 backlog by one aircraft, from eight to seven.

Airbus net orders for the first seven months of the year increased from 259 to 656. It delivered a total of 341 aircraft over the period.