Austrian Airlines to Continue Fleet Renewal With Four New Airbus A320neos From August 2022
Austrian Airlines is advancing their short and medium-haul fleet renewal with the delivery of four new Airbus A320neos from August 2022 through spring 2023. The aircraft will be delivered directly to the airline from a Lufthansa order and will replace older A320s.
On Wednesday (February 16, 2022), Austrian Airlines announced an important step towards their short and medium-haul fleet renewal program, with the delivery of four new Airbus A320neos between August 2022 and spring 2023. The Airbus A320neo emits up to 3,700 tons less CO2 per year compared to previous generation models, while consuming up to 20 percent less fuel due to optimized aerodynamics and modern engine technology. In addition to reduced fuel burn and emissions, the Airbus A320neo offers a 50 percent noise footprint compared to previous generation models. Austrian’s new A320neos will be delivered directly to the carrier from a Lufthansa order and will replace older A320s in their fleet.
In Wednesday’s announcement, Austrian Airlines’ Chief Operating Officer, Francesco Sciortino, said,
‘Modern and fuel-efficient aircraft as well as sustainable fuels are the biggest levers to achieve our ambitious climate targets. We want to halve our CO2 emissions by 2030 and operate CO2-neutral by 2050, both on the ground and on board.”
Austrian Airlines’ new A320neos will be operated on continental flights, initially on routes to London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt. The aircraft’s Airspace by Airbus cabin offers slimmer side walls, providing more passenger room at shoulder level, a 60 percent increase in overhead bin capacity, and a flexible LED lighting system, designed to adapt to the natural biorhythm depending on the phase of flight.
Source: Austrian Airlines