Aegean Airlines has firmed up an Memorandum of Understanding it had with Airbus, and have signed an order for 30 Airbus A320neo family aircraft.
The order is split by 20 A320neo and 10 A321neo aircraft.
Aegean Airlines is an all-Airbus operator – with a fleet of 49 Airbus A320 family aircraft (made up of (37 A320s, 11 A321s and 1 A319). It’s subsidiary – Olympic Airlines is a ATR and Bombardier Dash operator (with the Airbus fleet long ago discarded after multiple bankruptcies).
On signing the order Eftichios Vassilakis, Chairman of Aegean Airlines stated: “
“Our agreement with Airbus augments AEGEAN’s capacity for development along with a trusted, long standing partner. We invest in the bestselling A320neo Family to enhance our competitiveness and to further improve our service offering to our passengers. We believe in the ability of our people to excel in what they do and they deserve to have the best hardware for the job.”
Configurations have not been set for these new aircraft which will need fitout with seating and such (the rendering also show a lack of raydomes for Wi-Fi installation too).
Aegean have been through a turbulent time – with no help from the Greek fiscal crisis. But it seems to have prospered (including setting up a hub at Larnaca Airport in Cyprus after the original Cyprus Air went into bankruptcy) – and the new fleet seems to be the result of it.
And Aegean Airlines offer one the simpler ways to get Star Alliance Gold. Which is never a bad thing.
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