Asiana Airlines receives first Airbus A321neo

Asiana Airlines Airbus A321neo
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South Korea’s Asiana Airlines has received its first Airbus A321neo aircraft. It is the first of 25 A321neo jets to join the fleet.

The brand new A321neo, registered as HL8364, departed from Airbus’ production site at Hamburg Finkenwerder on Wednesday evening.

The carrier’s A321neo features a two-class configuration with 188 seats. The aircraft will be deployed on the carrier’s regional services, as well as on selected domestic routes.

Asiana Airlines is already an operator of the Airbus A320 family, including the A320 and A321ceo. Furthermore, it operates the Airbus A330, A350 and A380 wide-body aircraft. Boeing 747-400, 767-300 as well as 777 jets are also part of its fleet. Additionally, Air Busan, the airline’s low-cost subsidiary, has an all-Airbus fleet of A320 and A321 aircraft. Two Airbus A321LR, the longer range version of the A321neo, are expected to join Air Busan’s fleet this year. Besides, Asiana Cargo conducts freighter operations with a fleet of 747 and 767 cargo aircraft.