Air Astana has taken delivery of its sixth and final new Airbus A320 aircraft.
The new single-aisle jet touched down in Kazakhstan this week, and marking the final delivery of an order placed in 2008 during a trip to France by the country’s president, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The new aircraft also becomes the third in Air Astana’s fleet to come fitted with the fuel-saving wing-tip devices known as ‘Sharklets’.
“Air Astana embarked on a major fleet renewal programme five years ago and I’m now delighted that all six of the Airbus A320 family aircraft ordered at that time are now in service,” said Peter Foster, president of Air Astana.
“The A320 is a remarkably fuel-efficient, reliable, comfortable and safe aircraft, with the latest Sharklet-equipped aircraft bringing further aerodynamic efficiencies, cost savings, and reduced carbon emissions.”
The new A320 comes equipped with 148 seats in two classes – 16 in business class and 132 in economy. It adds to Air Astana’s fleet of three Boeing 767-300ER, five B757-200, 12 Airbus A320 and seven Embraer E190 aircraft, operating from the three hubs of Almaty, Astana and Atyrau.