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Austrian Airlines’ Fifth New Airbus A320neo Touches Down in Vienna

Austrian Airlines closes out the year with the delivery of their fifth Airbus A320neo, registration OE-LZR which touched down in Vienna.  The aircraft will fly as a ‘whitetail’ until it receives its Austrian Airlines livery in spring 2024.

Austrian Airlines Takes Delivery of Their Fifth Airbus A320neo on Friday, December 29, 2023 - Courtesy Austrian Airlines

On Friday (December 29, 2023), Austrian Airlines announced the delivery of their fifth new Airbus A320neo which touched down at 11:46 this morning in Vienna ahead of the New Year’s weekend.  The aircraft, registration OE-LZR, will fly as a ‘whitetail’, until it is adorned with the Austrian Airlines livery in spring 2024.  Austrian’s new short and medium-haul aircraft will enter passenger revenue service in  a few weeks, and completes the carrier’s A320neo fleet, as the first four A320neos entered service between August 2022 and July 2023.

In Friday’s announcement, Austrian Airlines’ COO, Francesco Sciortino, said,

“The arrival of our fifth A320neo is a nice end to the year for Austrian Airlines and a gift for our passengers, who can look forward to even more travel comfort on board.  Austrian Airlines will modernize both its short- and medium-haul fleet as well as its long-haul fleet in the coming years.  The use of modern and fuel-efficient aircraft, alongside the use of sustainable fuels, is the greatest lever for achieving our ambitious climate goals.”

Depending on the route, the Airbus A320neo can save up to 3,700 tons of CO2 per year, as it consumes 20 percent less fuel compared to previous generation aircraft.  Austrian’s new 180-seat A320neo features the innovative Airspace Cabin, which offers more personal space, larger overhead bins, and a flexible lighting system that adapts to passengers’ natural biorhythms, increasing the sense of wellbeing onboard.

Source: Austrian Airlines


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