Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan,
has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo.
The aircraft is on
an operating lease from Aercap, with the deal including two
further A321neo and one A320neo aircraft for delivery planned in
The Air Astana A321neo, which will be used on
domestic and regional routes, is configured with 28
Business Class and 151 Economy class seats, all of which are
equipped with personal IFE systems.
The A321neo is powered by the
latest generation Pratt & Whitney engines, which together with
aerodynamic improvements, make it the quietest aircraft in its
class and also delivers fuel consumption 15% lower than the
The cabin features larger overhead-bin capacity
and a new mood-lighting system with LED technology.
Air Astana currently operates 13 A320 aircraft
and one A320neo, which was delivered in 2016. The carrier plans to
increase the fleet of A320neo family aircraft to 17 by 2020.
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