Uzbekistan Airways has ordered 12 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, including eight A320neos and four A321neos. Engine selection will be announced at a later date. The new aircraft will join the airline’s current fleet of 17 Airbus A320 Family aircraft.
On Friday (January 20, 2023), Airbus announced the Uzbekistan Airways, the national carrier of the Republic of Uzbekistan, has placed an order for 12 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The order includes eight A320neos and four A321neos, and engine selection will be made by the airline at a later stage. Uzbekistan Airways’ new A320neo Family aircraft will feature the Airbus Airspace cabin, offering premium comfort in the single-aisle market. The carrier will deploy the aircraft domestically and internationally, as part of their fleet renewal and network expansion plans.
In Friday’s announcement, Uzbekistan Airways’ Chairman of the Board, Ilhom Makhkamov, said,
“The contract signed with Airbus is a new step in our fleet modernization strategy aimed at offering our passengers the most modern and comfortable aircraft. At the same time these new fuel efficient A320neo Family aircraft will help us to further expand and strengthen our footprint in Central Asia as well as develop our domestic and international network.”
Also commenting on the new order, Airbus’ Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International, Christian Scherer, added,
“Our cooperation with Uzbekistan Airways dates back to 1993. It is an honor that the A320neo Family has now again been chosen. We see good potential for growth in the Central Asia region in the years to come. The modern and efficient A320neo will enable Uzbekistan Airways to benefit from this growth and play a leading role in this region.”
With the latest technologies, including new generation engines and Sharklets, the A320neo Family delivers a fuel and CO2 emissions savings of at least 20 percent compared to previous generation aircraft. To date, the A320neo Family has won more than 8,600 orders from over 130 customers, making it the world’s most popular aircraft.