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.