Thursday, February 12, 2015

Asiana plans to buy 25 A321s

South Korea's Asiana Airlines signed a Letter of Intent with Airbus for the purchase of 25 A321neo single aisle aircraft as part of its ongoing fleet modernization program. Seating 180 passengers in a two class layout, the new aircraft will be operated on the carrier’s regional services, as well as on selected domestic routes. Asiana will make a decision on its engine of choice for the aircraft at a later date. (Source: Airbus, 02/11/15) Gulf Coast note: The A320 family assembly line in Mobile, Ala., will open this year. Its first aircraft to be delivered in 2016 will be an A321ceo for JetBlue.