AEGEAN Adding 4 Long Range Airbus A321neos

Daniel Fowkes
19 Apr 2024
· Aircraft 
· Airlines 
AEGEAN has announced it'll add 4 long range Airbus A321neos to bolster its fleet and expand to new African, Middle Eastern and Asian markets.

AEGEAN has announced the development of its long-range fleet by investing in 4 additional Airbus A321neo aircraft.

As part of the investment, the airline has focused on the A321neo, which comes equipped with extended-range capabilities. This means the carrier could see the A321LR or A321XLR featured. The specific variant hasn’t been determined.

The next-generation aircraft will allow the Greek-based airline to extend its capabilities to several markets in the 4 to 7.5-hour flight time market. The carrier also wants to extend beyond the EU with these aircraft.

Notably, a focus will be placed on markets currently served in the Gulf, such as Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dubai. However, beyond these, the company may look towards markets such as Bahrain, Doha, Oman, or Central Africa with Nairobi, Lags, and Addis Ababa. Delhi, Mumbai, and locations in Kazakhstan were also cited as potential points.

We believe in the great opportunity for AEGEAN and for our country that lies in developing markets beyond the EU, either in the Gulf area, Africa or in regions of Asia which could be served with a special, extended range, version of the A321neo given our location in the southeast edge of Europe. We further recognize the necessity of a cabin with a significantly higher comfort and experience features to effectively represent AEGEAN’s service values, for our passengers in these markets. 

AEGEAN CEO Dimitris Gerogiannis

AEGEAN has also committed to increasing the comfort levels on these four additional aircraft. Notably, the airline hopes to raise the standard of its Business Class and Economy.

To make the cabin more customer-friendly, the airline says these new aircraft will have a reduced capacity from the 220 seats featured on the standard A321neo to less than 180 seats. AEGEAN says these extended-range A321neos will have less than 180 seats.

Inside the cabin, there’ll be IFE screens in every seat and next-generation satellite connectivity, and AEGEAN says it’s committed to adding premium lie-flat Business seats.

Deliveries for the next-generation Airbus A321neo long-range aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2026 and 2027. The jets are labelled as upgraded “special purpose” aircraft.

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