Airbus ended a strong January order intake with commitments from MatlinPatterson for six A330-200 freighters and nine A320s for Niki Luftfahrt. The MatlinPatterson deal adds Brazilian Varig Logistica and Indianapolis-based Global Aero Logistics as new Airbus customers, while the Niki order is a follow-on purchase, raising the Austrian carrier’s A320 fleet to 20 aircraft.


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