Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft (HB-JDA) at a delivery ceremony in Hamburg, Germany. It is the first of 25 A320neo Family aircraft ordered by Swiss International Air Lines.
The A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new-generation engines, Sharklets and cabin efficiency enablers, which together deliver 20% fuel savings. With more than 7,300 orders received from over 110 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60% share of the market.
Top Copyright Photo: Swiss International Air Lines Airbus A320-271N WL HB-JDA (msn 9246) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 949161.
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Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has taken delivery of Africa’s first A320neo on lease from CDB Aviation, becoming the first African airline to operate the A320neo aircraft.
The new aircraft will allow Air Seychelles to increase capacity on its network, while delivering significant fuel savings and reducing the airline’s operating costs. Air Seychelles’ new A320neo is equipped with a new inflight product reflecting the latest trends in air travel industry, offering passengers greater level of comfort and an enhanced travel experience. With its widest single-aisle cabin, the A320neo allows Air Seychelles to offer unmatched comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18-inch-wide seats in economy as standard.
The A320neo is the world’s most advanced and fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft. Air Seychelles’ A320neo jetliner is powered by the new-generation LEAP-1A engine from CFM International and features large, fuel-saving wingtip devices known as Sharklets.
With the addition of 32 new Airbus operators in the continent since 2010, today 243 Airbus aircraft are flown by African airlines, out of which, 145 aircraft are A320 Family. This is a testament to the appeal and performance of the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft family across the continent.
Air Macau has presented its first A320neo (B-MCK) at a ceremony held at Macau International Airport. The aircraft is the 21st Airbus aircraft in Air Macau’s fleet that already includes four A319ceo, six A320ceo and 10 A321ceo aircraft.
In total, Air Macau will receive eight additional A320neo and A321neo aircraft under leasing agreement in order to meet its fleet renewal and expansion program.
The new aircraft features 158 seats (eight business and 150 economy seats). Selected for its outstanding operational efficiency, comfort and range, the A320neo will be deployed by the career on its regional services.
Featuring the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, the A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver at least 15 percent fuel savings at delivery and 20 percent by 2020. At the end of March 2019, the A320neo Family had received more than 6,500 firm orders from over 100 customers worldwide.
Uzbekistan Airways, the flagship airline of Uzbekistan, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (UK32021), confirming the success of the A320 Family in Central Asia. The event took place on March 8 in Hamburg, Germany with Gennadiy Kharlap, Deputy Director General of Uzbekistan Airways, and Kimon Sotiropoulos, Airbus Vice President – Central and Northern Europe, Russia & CIS.
The aircraft, acquired through a leasing contract with BOC, is part of an order for two aircraft, featuring a two-class cabin with 12 premium and 138 economy seats. The aircraft is powered by CFM International LEAP 1A engines.
Uzbekistan Airways became the first airline in 1996 in a CIS country to operate a Western-built aircraft. The A320neo, renowned for its unbeatable fuel efficiency, will join the airline’s fleet of ten A320ceo aircraft operated since 2010 across a network in Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia.
The A320neo and its derivative aircraft family members are the world’s best-selling single-aisle aircraft with over 6,500 orders from over 100 customers.
SMBC Aviation Capital has issued this statement:
SMBC Aviation Capital has announced that it has concluded a three Airbus A320neo aircraft deal with Air Astana, the national flag carrier of Kazakhstan. This is a new customer for SMBC Aviation Capital and the aircraft will be provided from the company’s order book of 110 A320neo aircraft with Airbus.
The A320neo will be fitted with Pratt and Whitney GTF engines and will have delivery slots in the last quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020.
Air Astana is the first operator of this type of aircraft in the Central Asian region and has plans to grow its neo fleet to 17 aircraft by 2020.
Copyright Photo: Air Astana Airbus A320-271N WL F-WWBM (P4-KBH) (msn 7124) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 934984.
Volaris (Mexico City) has revised its livery with the pending delivery of the pictured Airbus A320-271N (A320neo) N530VL (msn 7553).
The revised color scheme now includes larger titles and new lavender painted engines (replacing black painted engines).
Copyright Photo: Volaris Airbus A320-271N WL F-WWDI (N530VL) (msn 7553) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 939278.
Iberia has ordered 20 new Airbus A320neo aircraft for delivery in 2018 through 2021.
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Wow Air (Keflavik) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo on lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). Wow Air is an all Airbus operator with 12 aircraft in its fleet to date.
The pictured A320-251N TF-NEO (msn 7560) will feature a single-class cabin layout with 180 seats.
The airline has chosen CFM engines to power the aircraft that will operate throughout Europe.
Airbus has delivered the first-ever A321neo to Virgin America now owned by the Alaska Airlines Group. The pictured A321-253N N921VA (msn 7589) was delivered in full Virgin America colors.
The latest generation aircraft powered by CFM International’s LEAP-1A engines was handed over to the all-Airbus operator, at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany.
Virgin America currently operates a fleet of 63 Airbus A320 family aircraft comprised of A319ceo and A320ceo aircraft powered by CFM’s CFM56-5B engines.
Has Alaska decided to retain the Virgin America brand?
Top Copyright Photo: Virgin America Airbus A321-253N WL N921VA (msn 7589) XFW (Gerd Beilfuss). Image: 937602.
Bottom Photo: Virgin America.
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Citilink, the low cost unit of Garuda Indonesia, has taken delivery of its first A320neo at Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 35 A320neo set to enter service with the carrier.
Citilink has selected CFM Leap-1A engines to power its A320neo fleet, which will be operated on its domestic network, and new international services to China and the Middle East.
Seating 180 passengers in a single class layout, the A320neo joins an existing fleet of 44 A320ceo aircraft flying with the carrier.
Photo: Airbus. Airbus A320-251N F-WWDZ became PK-GTA (msn 7466) when it was handed over on February 22, 2017.