DUBAI (Reuters) – Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways (JAZK.KW) is unhappy with delivery delays of Airbus (AIR.PA) aircraft and has no plans to place an order at this week’s Dubai Airshow, its chief executive said.
Airbus and Boeing (BA.N) are vying for an order of up to 25 narrowbody jets from the Middle East budget carrier which now expects to place an order by the middle of next year.
“We have no plans to make an order announcement at the air show,” Rohit Ramachandran told Reuters at the Dubai Airshow.
The Airbus A320 operator says production issues have delayed the delivery of new aircraft this year, forcing it to push back some route launches this year.
“We are not happy with the delays that are occurring in the production line and I think Airbus is very aware of our position,” Ramachandran said.
“I don’t see a major improvement. I think they continue to have unplanned delays in production,” he said.
Airbus last month cut its full-year delivery goal for commercial…
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