< PrevNext > 96. Airbus Leidan, Netherlands Share 2020 U.S.-Booked Air Volume: $4.5 millionWith the global air travel sector dragged significantly by the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, Airbus delivered just 566 new aircraft during the year, down from 863 in 2019. Revenue for the Dutch-headquartered company also sagged to 49.9 billion euros in 2020, down 41 percent from 2019, and the firm announced in June of that year it would cut 15,000 jobs worldwide—a workforce reduction of more than 10 percent. Amid the sectorwide downturn, Airbus’s own travel slowed apace in 2020, with the company’s 2020 U.S.-booked air volume estimated at just $4.5 million, compared to $63 million in 2019. There appear to be brighter skies ahead for Airbus, however. New aircraft deliveries for the first half of 2021 counted 297—up 53 percent from the same period of 2020—putting the company on track to reach its stated goal of maintaining overall 2020 delivery numbers in 2021.