March 20, 1998 in Nation/World

Airbus Lands Order For 30 A320 Jets

From Staff And Wire Reports

Central America’s Grupo TACA airline organization announced Thursday an agreement to buy 30 Airbus A320 jetliners with an option for 30 more.

The agreement is part of a package with two South American carriers for 88 Airbus planes, with an option for 87 more.

Claudia Arenas Bianchi, Grupo TACA’s communications director, said the deal for 30 planes is worth $1.2 billion. The agreement was signed Thursday at Airbus headquarters in France.

The other two carriers involved are Chile’s Lanchile and Brazil’s TAM.

Grupo TACA includes TACA of El Salvador, AVIATECA of Guatemala, LACSA of Costa Rica and NICA of Nicaragua.

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