Posted on: 14 March 2019 by Glenn Sands
Uzbekistan Airways has taken delivery of its first A321neo, which has now firmly established the A320 family in central Asia.
The handover took place on 8 March in Hamburg with Gennadiy Kharlap deputy director general of Uzbekistan Airways.
The aircraft has been acquired 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 Leap 1A engines.
Uzbekistan Airways became the first airline in 1996 in a CIS country to operate a western built aircraft. The A321neo, renowned for its unbeatable fuel efficiency, will join the airline’s fleet of ten A320ceo operated since 2010.