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Airbus gets record $24 billion order

Indonesia’s Lion Air is customer

PARIS — Airbus said Monday that it had received a record order for $24 billion worth of single-aisle jets from the Indonesian low-cost airline Lion Air, marking a significant inroad for the European plane maker into one of the fastest-growing air-travel markets in Asia, which until now has been dominated by its US rival, Boeing Co.

The order, for 234 of the popular A320- and A321-series jets, was announced by high-level executives of Airbus and Lion Air at a ceremony in Paris overseen by President Francois Hollande of France. The deal represents the largest single order of Airbus jets, both by value and number of planes.

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