Aegean Airlines has made this announcement:
A new era of growth has begun for AEGEAN, with the official reveal of its new livery and branding as well as the presentation of the first three new generation Airbus A320neo, equipped with latest technology Pratt & Whitney engines. Sealing a 20 years course of successful operation in Greece, AEGEAN sets a solid ground for the future.
Having already expanded the initial order with 12 additional aircraft, AEGEAN is expected to receive by 2025 a total of a minimum 46 aircraft, A320neo and A321neo, with an option for 12 additional aircraft (up to 58 aircraft). This is the largest private investment in Greece, valued at $2,5-3bn at market prices ($6-6,5bn at list prices). For the next 6 years, AEGEAN will invest more than $500mn per year for the expansion and modernization of its fleet. Until July 2020, AEGEAN will receive a total of 6 new aircraft reaching a fleet of 65 aircraft, adding 1.5 million seats (19 million seats in total for the year) and supporting the expansion of its network in 155 destinations and 44 countries in 2020.
Every new, additional aircraft will have a significant contribution in Greece’s economy, employment and tourism industry. Estimated at 100,000 new incoming tourists, €80 million direct tourism revenue, 70 new additional direct jobs in AEGEAN and ground operations, will have a positive impact for the country.
During the event AEGEAN presented its new livery and brand identity. Inspired by the Greek sky and seas, historical architecture and the design heritage of our country, the new brand identity, livery and cabin are here to shape a dynamic future for AEGEAN and enhance passenger experience.
The new aircraft will start their flights within February, with the first aircraft operating the flight Athens-Munich on Friday, February 14th 2020.
$6-6.5 bn. In list prices
$2.5-3 bn. In market prices
46 (+12 option) Airbus A320/321neo
The impact in economy, employment and environment per 1 additional new aircraft:
• +100,000 incoming tourists
• +80 ml direct tourism revenue for public revenue
• +70 new additional direct jobs in AEGEAN and Ground operations
• 19-23% less CO2 emissions per passenger seat than previous generation Airbus
• 50% less CO2 emissions per passenger seat Vs AEGEAN’S fleet in first years of operation
• + 2 hours additional flight time amounting to 600-1.500km additional range
The new aircraft at a glance
Engine: The new A320neo aircraft of AEGEAN, will be powered up by the advanced Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines which are expected to contribute to a substantial reduction of CO2 and NOx emissions levels per flight and passenger flown, while also significantly lowering the noise footprint.
Flight range: In addition, the reduced fuel consumption will serve to enhance AEGEAN’s competitiveness, as well as to offer range extension and enable the company to fly to new destinations.
Cabin: Aircraft will have a new seating configuration. The new seats combine ergonomics, reduced weight, extra comfort and modern aesthetics. They will also have reusable or fully recycled service kits.