Uzbekistan Airways will receive two Airbus A320 Neo aircrafts in December, and in the second half-year of 2019 - two new Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the carrier said. Expansion of the fleet is part of the company's development strategy and modernization program.
The ordered A320 Neos accommodate 150 passengers in two classes (business class - 12, economy class - 138). A320 Neo family is a development of the A320 family of narrow-body airliners. The Neo-series has been designed to provide significantly lower fuel consumption and lower operating costs through more modern engines, aerodynamic refinements, large curved winglets, known as sharklets and weight savings, the company said.
The flight range of A320 Neos has been increased from 4500 to 6500 km, which will allow covering the whole Central European region.
The national carrier operates three Boeing 787 Dreamliners, will receive two Dreamliners next year, and then the sixth Dreamliner in early 2020. The company will then become the leading operator of this type of aircraft in the CIS countries.