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Air Astana takes delivery of first Airbus A321neo

Air Astana (Almaty) has taken delivery of the first Airbus A321neo at the Airbus facility in Hamburg, Germany. The aircraft is on an operating lease from Aercap, with the deal including two further A321neo and one A320neo aircraft for delivery planned in 2018.

The Air Astana A321neo is configured with 28 Business Class and 151 Economy class seats, all of which are equipped with personal IFE systems. The A321neo is powered by the latest generation Pratt & Whitney engines, which together with aerodynamic improvements, make it the quietest aircraft in its class and also delivers fuel consumption 15% lower than the previous model. The cabin features larger overhead-bin capacity and a new mood-lighting system with LED technology.

The aircraft will be operated on Air Astana’s network of domestic and regional routes.

Air Astana currently operates 13 Airbus A320 aircraft and one A320neo, which was delivered in 2016. The carrier plans to increase the fleet of A320neo family aircraft to 17 by 2020.

Photo: Air Astana. The pictured Airbus A321-271N D-AYAK (msn 7567) became P4-KDC when it was officially haned over on December 30, 2017.

Air Astana aircraft slide show:

ALC to lease seven Airbus A321neo LR aircraft to Aer Lingus

Airbus A321-271N D-AVXA (msn 6673) (Airbus A321 NEO - New Engine Option) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 933316.

Air Lease Corporation (AL) has announced long term lease agreements with Aer Lingus for seven new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft to operate on transatlantic and other routes. The aircraft are from ALC’s order book with Airbus.

The A321neo LR aircraft leased from ALC will allow Aer Lingus to eventually replace four Boeing 757-200s (below), and add more nonstop routes and frequencies to U.S. and Canadian cities.

Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2019, with three deliveries in 2019 and four deliveries in 2020.

Top Copyright Photo: Airbus A321-271N D-AVXA (msn 6673) (Airbus A321 NEO – New Engine Option) TLS (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 933316.

Aer Lingus Slide Show:

Bottom Copyright Photo: Aer Lingus (Aero Contractors) Boeing 757-2Q8 WL EI-LBR (msn 28167) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 933185.

Likely to be replaced in 2020, to replaced with new Airbus A321neo LR aircraft