Article from USA Today:
Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 9,000 aircraft on Friday, with the milestone plane – an Airbus A321 – going to Vietnamese carrier VietJetAir.
"The delivery of our 9000th aircraft comes as we enjoy ongoing strong demand for aircraft across our product line," John Leahy, Airbus' Chief Operating Officer, says in a statement commemorating the occasion. "The range of aircraft we offer today is unrivalled, meeting every airline requirement from 100 to over 500 seats with maximum efficiency, uncompromised comfort and broad customer appeal."
"We are especially pleased to be delivering today's aircraft to VietJetAir, which is a rising star in the fast-growing Asian region," Leahy adds. "With the A321, VietJetAir will be able to increase capacity on its most popular routes while benefiting from the lowest operating costs of any single aisle aircraft."