TOULOUSE, FRANCE — In April, Airbus secured an order from an undisclosed private client for a single A330-800, making it the first A330neo order of the year and a rare transaction for the -800 model. This acquisition raises the total number of A330-800s in operation to 12.

Kuwait Airways and Garuda Indonesia each have four A330-800s in their fleets, while Uganda Airlines operates two, and Air Greenland owns one. Besides the A330-800 deal, Airbus recorded orders for four additional aircraft in April, all of which were A320neos split evenly between two anonymous customers.

With these orders, Airbus' net orders for the first four months of 2023 amount to 144 aircraft. In terms of deliveries, Airbus handed over 54 aircraft in April, including two A330s and four A350s. This brings the total number of deliveries for the year to 181, slightly below the previous year's figure of 190 at the same point.