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Air Astana signs order for Six Airbus A320s

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Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of six Airbus A320s, as part of its expansion programme on domestic and medium-haul routes. The contract, which is the airlines first with Airbus, confirms the Memorandum of Understanding signed late last year.

Air Astana's A320s will feature the brand-new cabin recently introduced on all members of the A320 Family, which provides more comfort and space for passengers. The aircraft on order will accommodate up to 148 passengers in a two-class cabin layout. The aircraft will join Air Astana's existing fleet which already includes some A320 Family aircraft, which are currently being operated on its domestic and international network. The choice of engines has not yet been made.

Peter Foster, President of Air Astana said, "This order is consistent with our strategic business plan aimed at expanding our fleet, and continuously improving the service to our passengers. The A320, which combines operational efficiency with unprecedented cabin comfort, fits perfectly in with our long-term strategy of providing modern and productive aircraft."

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