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SalamAir takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

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SalamAir (Muscat) today (December 7) took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo.

The upstart is Oman’s first budget airline.

The airline previously announced the addition of six brand new Airbus A320neo aircraft to its growing fleet. The first is now delivered, and five additional leased Airbus A320neo aircraft will in the first quarter of 2019. The new A320neos are specifically customized for SalamAir to seat 180 guests.

The airline previously launched operations on January 30, 2017. The airline has grown to operate 173 flights a week operated across 16 destinations in 11 countries.

Today, the SalamAir network consists of 16 destinations including Muscat, Salalah, Suhar, Dubai, Doha, Jeddah, Karachi, Multan, Sialkot, Shiraz, Tbilisi, Baku, as well as newly introduced Dhaka, Kathmandu, Khartoum and Najaf.

Top Copyright Photo: SalamAir Airbus A320-251N A40-OVD (msn 7181) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 944692.

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Gulf Air takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

The first Airbus A320neo for Gulf Air

Gulf Air on August 18, 2018, took delivery of its first Airbus A320neo (A9C-TA, msn 8323).

The airline released photos of its new updated cabin for the new engine option.

Gulf Air also issued this statement and photo:

Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, took delivery of its first A320neo. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, made its maiden journey from Toulouse to Bahrain, landing at the Bahrain International Airport at 16:00 local time.

The aircraft is the first of the 29 A320neo Family aircraft ordered during the 2016 Bahrain International Airshow. This delivery also makes Gulf Air the first Middle Eastern national carrier to fly the A320neo.

Gulf Air currently operates 28 Airbus aircraft. The new addition complements the airline’s existing fleet and thanks to Airbus’ overall fleet commonality, the airline will benefit from low operating costs, optimum fuel efficiency and seamless, best-in-class passenger comfort of any single aisle aircraft.

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. With more than 6,100 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured nearly 60 percent share of the market.

Top Copyright Photo: Photo before the engines were added: Gulf Air Airbus A320-251N F-WWBB (A9C-TA) (msn 8323) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 942587.

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easyJet takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

Airbus on June 14, 2017 delivered easyJet’s first A320neo, which is also the airline’s 300th A320 Family aircraft, at a ceremony in Toulouse involving Carolyn McCall, easyJet CEO, Gaël Méheust, CFM international CEO, Tom Enders, Airbus CEO, and other senior executives.

The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, is configured in a comfortable 186 seat layout. To mark the occasion and to distinguish the NEO fleet, the aircraft has a specially designed NEO logo on the fuselage. easyJet’s NEO fleet will be based out of London Luton Airport and operate its first commercial flights in June to Amsterdam, Madrid and Edinburgh.

From its first A320 Family delivery in 2003, easyJet has grown to operate Europe’s largest A320 Family fleet and is also Europe’s largest customer for the NEO. Environmentally, the NEO has significant benefits with a 15 percent reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions rising to 20 percent by 2020. The noise footprint is also reduced by 50 percent.

In May 2017, easyJet upsized orders for 30 A320neo with 186 seats to the larger capacity A321neo with 235 seats for growth at slot constrained airports.

Photos: Airbus. Airbus A320-251N G-UZHA (msn 7646) was handed over on June 14, 2017.

Citilink becomes the first airline in Indonesia to operate the Airbus A320neo

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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.

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