Azerbaijan Airlines has announced that it has placed a firm order for 12 Airbus A320neo family series aircraft. While the final breakdown was not detailed, the carrier will split the order between A320neos and A321neos.
The signing ceremony was held in Baku on April 6. The latest additions will join its mixed Boeing and Airbus fleet. Currently the airline operates 14 Airbus aircraft including 3 A319ceos, 3 A320neos, 6 A320ceos, and 2 A340s, as well as 4 Boeing aircraft including 2 767-300ERs and 2 787-8s.
“We are pleased to continue mutually beneficial cooperation with Airbus on the modernization program of our fleet and intend to strengthen the bilateral partnership. The signed contract will provide our passengers with the most modern and comfortable single-aisle aircraft,” First Vice-President of AZAL CJSC Samir Rzayev said.
“This order marks an important milestone in the fruitful relationship between Airbus and Azerbaijan Airlines,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International. “The A320neo Family continues to be a top choice for airlines looking for fuel-efficient and cost-effective fleet solutions. This order is a testament to the trust our customers have in the performance and reliability of A320neo aircraft. We are confident that this choice will further boost the sustainable growth of Azerbaijan Airlines.”
Azerbaijan currently operates flights to many regions including Europe, the Middle East, Kazakhstan, and Russia.
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