Tigerair Taiwan receives first Airbus A320neo

Tigerair Taiwan Airbus A320neo aircraft
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Low-cost carrier Tigerair Taiwan has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft that joins the airline’s existing Airbus A320ceo fleet.

Tigerair Taiwan’s brand new Airbus jet, registered as B-50021, features an ‘Airbus A320neo’ sticker to mark the occasion. The airline unveiled the 180-seat aircraft during a ceremony on April 8th. It arrived in the Taiwanese capital Taipei City on April 2nd after its delivery flight from Toulouse via Al Ain.

The joint-venture of Taiwan’s China Airlines and Singapore Airlines-owned Budget Aviation Holdings already operates eleven Airbus A320ceo jets. Tigerair Taiwan will receive a total of 15 Airbus A320neo airplanes; seven A320neo jets are part of a direct order with Airbus and eight A320neo aircraft will be delivered to the airline through leasing agreements.

The Taiwanese carrier is the only remaining airline operating under the ‘Tigerair’ brand, after Virgin Australia-owned Tigerair Australia was shut down last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.