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Air Astana Signs Deal for Seven A320neo Family Aircraft

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[HD video below] Air Astana has signed a deal for seven Airbus A320neo family aircraft, comprising two A320neo, one A321neo and four A321neo LR.

The new aircraft will be acquired on operating leases basis from Air Lease Corporation of Los Angeles, USA.

One A320neo is scheduled for delivery in spring 2016, with the remaining six aircraft to be delivered in 2018 and 2019.

The new fleet of A320neo family aircraft will operate on the airlines domestic network, as well as international services to destinations in China, India, Russia and the UAE.

The A321neo LR has the capability to operate on longer routes including those from Astana to London and from Almaty to Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh and Hong Kong.

The A320neo cabin will be configured with 16 Business Class / 132 Economy Class seats, the A321neo with 28 Business Class / 151 Economy Class seats while the A321neo LR with 16 lie flat Business Class seats / 150 Economy Class seats.

All of the new aircraft will be equipped with individual inflight entertainment systems in both Business and Economy Classes.

The Airbus A320 has proved to be a tremendous success in service with Air Astana over the past nine years, with enormous passenger appeal, low operating costs, high reliability and an outstanding safety record, said Peter Foster, President and CEO, Air Astana. The new generation A320neo family aircraft offer significant improvements to passenger cabin comfort, fuel economy and operating capability, particularly on long range routes to Asia and Europe.

Interview with Air Astana President and CEO - Mr. Peter Foster, OBE

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