Uzbekistan Airways has received its first of a new group of four Airbus A320neo aircraft from lessor BOC Aviation.
The lessor has previously leased three units of the type to the carrier in the past, but this represents a new batch for the airline.
Uzbekistan Airways Happy To Receive The New Airbus A320neo Again…
Commenting on the delivery was Shukhrat Khudaykulov, the CEO of Uzbekistan Airways:
“Today, we’ve received new aircraft from our partner – BOC Aviation, and we are getting closer to our goal of connecting even more cities and countries and expanding the network of Uzbekistan Airways in the world”.
“We will continue our long-term cooperation, according to our principles of special attention to comfort and safety in fleet expansion strategy.”
Also commenting was Robert Martin, the Managing Director & CEO of BOC Aviation:
“We are delighted to deliver the first of another four A320NEO aircraft to Uzbekistan Airways and are looking forward to supporting the airline’s growth plans,”
“This transaction reflects our strategy to build a portfolio of latest technology aircraft.”
The Next Steps Is The Actual Delivery Flight Itself…
What has taken place so far is the actual handover of the jet from BOC to Uzbekistan Airways, but the delivery flight from Toulouse has still got to take place.
As per data from Planespotters.net, this will either be UK32024 or UK32025, which are the next two slated for delivery.
The last Airbus A320neo was delivered to the carrier in December 2020.
Data from RadarBox.com shows that the two aircraft are still in Toulouse at present.
It ultimately means that by the time BOC completes the delivery of these jets to Uzbekistan Airways, the carrier will have a fleet of 7 A320neos in the fleet.