On October 3 2018 Chilean low-cost airline SKY Airline presented to media, authorities, spotters and other guests, its first Airbus A320neo.
The airliner, an Airbus A320-251N is registered as CC-AZC (msn 8444), is owned and operated by the lessor ALC A320 8444, LLC. It is the very first brand-new aircraft ever acquired by SKY in its history.
The presentation, leaded by SKY CEO Holger Paulmann, consisted of two flights with the guests over Santiago de Chile, highlighting the different touristic attractions of Chile’s capital.
The aircraft arrived in Chile on September 23 2018.
Its first revenue flight took place on September 28, 2018 from Santiago to Arica.
Since then, CC-AZC has made daily flights to that city in the extreme north of Chile, and Punta Arenas in the southern tip of the country, with stopovers in intermediate cities.
Its first international flight took place on October 4, between Santiago (SCL) and Lima, in Perú (LIM).
Alvaro Romero reporting from Chile.
Copyright Photos: Sky Airline (Chile) Airbus A320-251N WL CC-AZC (msn 8444) SCL (Alvaro Romero). Image: 943805.
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Sky Airline has taken delivery of its first A320neo aircraft, on lease from ALC, at a delivery ceremony in Toulouse.
Sky Airline’s A320neo is powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines and has a capacity of 186 passengers, incorporating innovative Space Flex features.
This new A320neo joins Sky Airline’s existing fleet of 15 A320 Family aircraft, and is the first of 21 A320neos to be leased by the airline.
The A320neo Family is the aircraft of choice for airlines in Latin America, capturing 680 orders and commitments from lessors and nine customers, representing over 70 percent of orders in the new generation single-aisle aircraft market.
Featuring the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, the efficient A320neo Family incorporates the very latest technologies including new generation engines and Sharklets, which together deliver more than 15 percent fuel and CO2 savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 as well as 50 percent noise reduction. With more than 6,100 orders received from over 100 customers, the A320neo Family has captured some 60 percent of the market.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Airbus): Sky Airline (Chile) Airbus A320-251N WL F-WWDY (CC-AZC) (msn 8444) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 943415.
Sky Airline aircraft slide show: