Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has taken
delivery of its first Airbus A320neo.
The A320neo is powered by Pratt &
Whitney engines and features a two class cabin layout, seating 16
passengers in business and 132 in economy.
The aircraft, leased from Air Lease Corporation,
is part of a deal signed at the Paris Airshow in 2015 for 11
Airbus A320neo Family aircraft.
"The A320 Family has proven to be a success in
service with Air Astana over the past ten years, for its passenger
appeal, low operating costs and reliability," said
President and CEO, of Air Astana. "The A320neo Family offers
significant improvements in all of these areas."
The A320neo will join Air Astana’s Airbus
fleet of 13 A320 Family aircraft, and will be operated on domestic
and international network.