Air Astana expands the A320neo family in central Asia

Published on : Friday, December 8, 2017

airOver the next three years Air Astana is all set to turn into one of the largest A320neo family operators in central Asia and CIS.



In 2016 this airline is the first operator of this type in the region and the fleet is expected to grow to 17 aircraft by 2017.



Six A320neo , seven A321neo and four A321neoLR types will be operated by the flag-carrier of Kazakhastan.



In accordance with the agreement signed for 11 aircraft and six aircraft in 2017 the aircraft will be acquired on an operating lease basis.



There will be an overall increase in capacity by up to 40 percent over the next three years with the delivery of the new generation A320  neofamily aircraft.



There will be a boost in frequencies of the existing routes while the aircraft will also be deployed on new services to CIS and Asia.



Peter Foster, chief executive, Air Astana Air said that the carrier has plans to grow the fleet to more than 60 aircraft over the next ten years.



They were looking forward to becoming one of the largest A320neo family operators in the region. The existing fleet of A320 aircraft was successful in service for many years. The A320neo Family will see further improvements in terms of passenger comfort and cost efficiency.

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