Turkish Airlines received first A321neo aircraft from Airbus

22nd Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, July 22: Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first A321neo aircraft in Cabin Flex configuration.

This version is the latest addition to the A320 family of aircraft. This delivery is the first aircraft of 92 units of Airbus narrow body aircraft ordered in 2013. The aircraft contains 20 seats in Business Class and 162 in Economy Class, 182 seats in total. 40 units of this order will be delivered in a configuration with a total of 190 seats, including 16 seats in Business Class and 174 in Economy Class.

Commenting on the first A321neo delivery, M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee, said; “One of the most important components in reaching our 2023 targets is of course to constitute a sufficient and young fleet. Considering this fact, with the large-scale aircraft orders especially we have given in the past few years to adequately support our ever-expanding flight network, we aim to offer a comprehensive fleet capacity to our passengers all over the world. And in this context, we are delighted to add the newest member of the A320 family, A321neo to our fleet which stands for one of the youngest of the world.”

The A321neo an eco-friendly concept, allowing nitrogen oxide emissions to be reduced to about 50% of the authority standards, and the noise value to be reduced by about 75%. The aircraft offers a reduction in fuel consumption of at least 15 percent compared to A321 CEO.