Airbus Raises Plane Prices for 2014

Airbus raises list prices 2.6%, following last year's 3.6% rise.

Jan 13, 2014 at 2:43PM

On Monday, European plane maker Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY) released its official list of prices for all aircraft in its fleet in 2014. The company noted that prices this year have been raised about 2.6% on average, a smaller percentage price hike than Airbus announced last year, when the increase was 3.6%. These new prices have been in effect since Jan. 1.

Model

2014 Average List Prices (in Millions)

A318

$71.9

A319

$85.8

A319neo (new engine option)

$94.4

A320

$93.9

A320neo

$102.8

A321

$110.1

A321neo

$120.5

A330-200

$221.7

A330-200 Freighter (i.e., configured for cargo)

$224.8

A330-300

$245.6

A350-800

$260.9

A350-900

$295.2

A350-1000

$340.7

A380

$414.4


Among the more notable numbers, Airbus would now have the lowest-priced 100-person plus jet on the market if it were still competing only with Boeing (NYSE:BA). However, Bombardier's new CS100, which carries 110 passengers, costs less than Airbus A318 at its most recent published list price of $62 million.

More generally, Boeing continues to hold the pricing edge among single-aisle regional jets, based on its most recent published price list. Its conventionally engined 737-900ER costs $96.1 million to the A321neo's $110.1 million. And in the new generation of regional jetliners, Boeing's 737 MAX 9 sells for $109.9 million, a discount to the $120.5 million A321neo. Many customers don't end up paying list prices as the planemakers can give discounts for large orders.

Among wide-body jets, Boeing may also have an edge in some markets. The largest Airbus A350 variant, the A350-1000, sells for a steep $340.7 million, compared to either Boeing's 787-10 ($288.7 million) or its 777-300ER ($320.2 million). Airbus' line of cheaper A330 planes, however, selling as they do in the low-to-mid $200 millions, may have an easier time competing with Boeing's pricier wide-body offerings.

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