Posted on: 12 July 2016 by Mark Howells
Go Air has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for a further 72 A320neo aircraft following an agreement for the same number of the type back in 2011, bringing the airline’s total orderbook to 144 aircraft.
The carrier took delivery of the first two aircraft from the original order in June, becoming the launch customer for the Airbus A320neo in the Spaceflex configuration (consisting of 186 seats).
“The new A320neo provides uswith the competitive edge to achieve our growth targets and help us strengthen our presence in the wider region,” stated Go Air’s CEO, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer. “It also reaffirms Go Air’s commitment to deliver the most modern, comfortable and excellent air travel experience to all customers as well as to strengthen the sustained positive growth and business expansion of the company. The new aircraft will help us in unlocking new domestic routes while providing a springboard for continued international network expansion in the years to come.”
“This further commitment by Go Air is a testament to the reliability, passenger popularity and unbeatable operating economics of the A320 Family,” commented Airbus’ COO customers, John Leahy. “Go Air is among the three first A320neo operators, and with an order for 144 is one of the leading operators of the type.”