The Azerbaijan flag carrier, Azerbaijan Airlines, has placed a firm order with Airbus for 12 A320neo-family aircraft including A320neos and A321neos. These latest-generation A320neo-family aircraft are part of the company’s fleet renewal strategy to operate the most modern and fuel-efficient aircraft, increase operational efficiency and competitiveness while offering passengers excellent comfort throughout its fleet. The engine choice will be announced by the airline at a later stage.
“We are pleased to continue mutually beneficial cooperation with Airbus on the modernisation programme 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 our aircraft. We are confident that this choice will further boost the sustainable growth of Azerbaijan Airlines.”
Currently Azerbaijan Airlines operates a fleet of 15 Airbus aircraft (four A319ceos, six A320ceos, two A340s and since the beginning of the year, three new-generation A320neos). The airline plans. to deploy the efficient A320neo-family aircraft to further develop its domestic and international route network.