Uzbekistan Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A320neo

The carrier already operates a fleet of Airbus A320ceo aircraft. Photo: © Uzbekistan Airways

Uzbekistan Airways has received its first Airbus A320neo jet. The brand new aircraft, registered as UK32021, completed its delivery flight from the Airbus production site in Hamburg to the airline’s hub in Tashkent on Monday.

The aircraft features a two-class layout with 150 seats, including 12 Business class and 138 Economy class seats. Moreover, the airline’s A320neo is equipped with Wi-Fi and powered by CFM International LEAP 1A engines.

The flag carrier of Uzbekistan ordered a total of two Airbus A320neo aircraft in 2017, in accordance with its fleet modernization and simplification strategy. The second A320neo jet is scheduled to be delivered at the end of this month.

In addition to the brand new A320neo plane, Uzbekistan Airways’ current fleet comprises Airbus A320ceo aircraft, as well as Boeing 757-200, 767-300 and 787-8 Dreamliner jets. Uzbekistan Airways Cargo operates a fleet of Boeing 767-300BCF freighter aircraft. Besides, Uzbekistan Airways used to operate the Airbus A300-600 and A310-300 aircraft.

The airline’s route network consists of destinations in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Furthermore, Uzbekistan Airways operates a long-haul service between its hub in Tashkent and New York John F. Kennedy Airport. The service is operated by the carrier’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.