Uzbekistan Airways has announced it has placed a firm order with Airbus for 12 A320neo family aircraft. The deal for 12 total units is broken up into eight A320neos and four A321neos.
The contract signed with Airbus is a new step in our fleet modernization strategy aimed at offering our passengers the most modern and comfortable aircraft. At the same time these new fuel efficient A320neo Family aircraft will help us to further expand and strengthen our footprint in Central Asia as well as develop our domestic and international network.Ilhom Makhkamov, Chairman of the Board of Uzbekistan Airways
Uzbekistan Airways’ commitment to Airbus is part of its plan to modernise its fleet. The airline operates narrowbodies such as the A321 and A320. However, it also flies the 767 and 787 for its longer-ranged operations.
For January 2023, the airline, per Cirium data, offers 248 flights to Moscow Domodedovo International in Russia. This equates to 50,942 seats and is a 157% jump from January 2022. Other important markets include cities in Uzbekistan, St Petersburg and Dubai.
Airbus and Uzbekistan, Airways have seen fantastic potential in the Central Asia region for many years. Acquiring such aircraft, they believe, will be an essential step in meeting this demand.
Airbus has cooperated with the carrier since 1993. They say the latest deal is an honour.