* Airbus targets 700-750 orders in 2013
* Will hit about half of this target by June end
* No rush to decide on A320 production ramp up
TOULOUSE, March 18 Airbus' record order
from Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air on Monday was already
incorporated in its 2013 target of 700 to 750 plane orders, its
commercial director told Reuters on Monday.
"That (Lion Air contract) was already in the numbers, we've
been working on this for over six months," John Leahy said,
referring to the order for 234 medium-haul jets worth $24
billion at list prices.
"We're still targeting 700 to 750 (orders) so we should be
there by the end of the year, and by Le Bourget (air show) a
little of a half of that," he added.
The Lion Air order follows a deal with Turkish Airlines
for 82 planes last week and a contract to supply
Germany's Lufthansa with 100 Airbus A320 and two A380
aircraft in a deal worth approximately $11.2 billion at list
The planemaker, which won 181 aircraft orders in the first
two months of 2013, is also awaiting confirmation of a tentative
$2.8 billion order for 16 A320neo revamped aircraft from
Asked whether Airbus is going to ramp-up the production of
its A320 medium-haul aircraft, Leahy said there was "no rush" to
take such a decision.
"A lot depends on our supply chain. Clearly the demand is
there," he said.