European planemaker Airbus has announced it delivered 500 aircraft in the first eight months of 2019, increasing by 66 planes or 15% year-on-year.

The deliveries include 26 A220s and 374 A320 planes, both single-aisle aircrafts, seven A330 CEO configurations, 23 A330 NEOs and 65 wide-bodies A350 and five A380 planes during the period.


"Taking the January-to-August delivery activity into account, Airbus provided 66 more aircraft than during the same eight-month period in 2018," Airbus said in a statement posted by the Centre for Aviation (CAPA).


According to the planemaker, notable deliveries in August include the first A330neo in the A33-900 version for Malaysia-based low-cost carrier AirAsia X and the initial A330-900  in the livery of Portuguese wet-lease specialist Hi-Fly.


Also during the month, British airline, Virgin Atlantic, received its initial A350-1000 version of the A350 XWB, and Airbus provided the first-ever ACJ319neo to a private customer.


Taking the latest orders and deliveries into account, Airbus said its backlog of jetliners remaining to be delivered stood at 7,172 – the single-aisle total was composed of 5,810 A320 jetliners, 428 A220s; while the wide-body tally involved 613 A350 XWBs, 270 A330s, and 51 A380s.