Posted on: 28 August 2014 by Mark Howells
Aegean Airlines (Aegean) has announced it expects accelerated delivery of 5 Airbus A320s alongside a new order for 2 Airbus A320ceos.
The 7 new aircraft, which are scheduled to be delivered between June 2015 and the beginning of 2016, will be the airline’s first A320s. Aegean hope the aircraft’s increased take-off weight capacity of 78 tons will allow for the expansion of the airline’s flight range and offer potential for the enlargement of the Aegean network.
The original order for the 5 A320s had previously been deferred by Aegean due to the crisis in Greece, but the airline is citing a slow return to stability as a good time to upgrade and expand.
Chairman of Aegean Theodoros Vassilakis stated, “Aegean’s decision to take delivery of 7 new Airbus A320s shows its commitment to invest once more in the ongoing qualitative growth of the aviation sector in the country.”
Aegean's new A320 aircraft will be powered by IAE V2500 engines and equipped with fuel saving ‘sharklet’ wing tips.