Aegean Airlines signs signs contract for additional A 320ceo with Airbus
Athens, August 28, 2014 (STAT):-Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest airline, has signed a firm contract with Airbus for two additional A320ceo aircraft, adding to a previous order for five A320s aircraft placed in September 2007.
All aircraft will be equipped with Airbus “Sharklet” fuel saving wing tip devices and will be powered by IAE V2500 engines. The aircraft will also be the first A320s in Aegean’s fleet to feature the enhanced take-off weight capability of up to 78 tonnes, thus enabling the carrier to expand its route network with even longer range operations.
Mr. Theodoros Vassilakis, Chairman of AEGEAN, stated: “AEGEAN’s decision to take delivery of seven new Airbus A320s shows its commitment to invest once more in the ongoing qualitative growth of the aviation sector in Greece. Our capabilities are increasing and the existing competitive advantage of the low average age of our aircraft is further enhanced. We do everything in our hands to further increase the satisfaction of our passengers and certainly our competitiveness”.
“We are very pleased with the confidence that Aegean Airlines places in our products. This renewed order from Aegean Airlines will strengthen its position as a major European airline, connecting Greece to the world,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “We are proud to see passengers from all over the world benefiting from the comfort and efficiency only our best-selling single-aisle aircraft family offers.”