Uzbekistan Airways has placed a firm order with
Airbus for eight A320neo and four A321neo aircraft.
The planes will join the carrier’s current fleet
of 17 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
“The contract signed with Airbus is a new step in
our fleet modernization strategy aimed at offering our passengers
the most modern and comfortable aircraft. At the same time these
new fuel efficient A320neo Family aircraft will help us to further
expand and strengthen our footprint in Central Asia as well as
develop our domestic and international network”, said Ilhom
Makhkamov, Chairman of the Board of Uzbekistan Airways.
Uzbekistan Airways A320neo and A321neo
The airline is planning to operate its new aircraft,
which will feature the Airbus Airspace cabin,
to further develop its domestic and international route network.
The carrier has not yet revealed its choice of
engines that will power the aircraft.
“Our cooperation with Uzbekistan Airways dates
back to 1993. It is an honor that the A320neo Family has now again
been chosen. We see good potential for growth in the Central Asia
region in the years to come. The modern and efficient A320neo will
enable Uzbekistan Airways to benefit from this growth and play a
leading role in this region,” said Christian Scherer, Chief
Commercial Officer and Head of International at Airbus.
With over 8,600 orders from more than 130 customers,
the A320neo Family is one of the world’s most popular aircraft
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