LONDON – Aegean Airlines and Airbus have announced today that a previous Memorandum of Understanding for 30 Airbus aircraft has now been converted into firm orders. This MoU was signed back in March 2018 and consists of 10 A321neos and 20 A320neos. The signing was witnessed by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
When all aircraft are delivered, subject to change regarding fleet numbers, Aegean will have a total fleet of 79 aircraft, being 37 A320s, 11 A321s, 1 A319, 10 A321neos and 20 A320neos respectively.
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Eftichios Vassilakis, Chairman of AEGEAN stated: “Our agreement with Airbus augments AEGEAN’s capacity for development along with a trusted, long-standing partner.
We invest in the bestselling A320neo Family to enhance our competitiveness and to further improve our service offering to our passengers. We believe in the ability of our people to excel in what they do and they deserve to have the best hardware for the job.”
“AEGEAN Airlines is a great example of a resilient and superbly managed airline. It has weathered the country’s financial crisis and come out of it much stronger than before. Moreover, AEGEAN’s customer focus and attention to service excellence have made the company one of the most awarded airlines in terms of customer satisfaction,” said Tom Enders, Airbus Chief Executive Officer. “We are extremely proud AEGEAN has selected Airbus to boost the efficiency of their future fleet.”
Aegean will benefit from 15% of fuel savings at delivery and will experience 20% in fuel savings by the year 2020.
The Airbus family programmes across the board currently have 6,100 orders from 100 customers, with the A320neo family capturing at least 60% market share in that sector of the industry.