The first of 11 Airbus A320neo family aircraft for Air Astana. First commercial service should start from December.
Air Astana president and CEO Peter Foster said the A320neo, and especially the A321LR, will bring the airline to its next level, operating globally to Europe and Asian destinations.
The Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engine.
An Air Astana flight attendant inspects the latest addition to the fleet from the media center.
Friendly flight attendants welcome ATW on board. There are 132 seats in economy.
Air Astana president and CEO Peter Foster talks with the press from Kazakhstan.
Modern winglets helps reduce fuel costs.
There are 16 business class seats on this A320neo. Foster calls this configuration a "regional flights version."
State-of-the-art front galley.
View of the cockpit.
The A320neo cockpit.
On display are Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, ALC and Air Astana gifts that were exchanged during the delivery ceremony.
The massive winglet and the A320neo tail.
Peter Foster and ATW correspondent Kurt Hofmann in Toulouse in front of the first A320neo to the CIS region. Foster told ATW the airline's transfer business could grow up to 40%.
Air Astana A320neo.
Air Astana has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo, becoming the first airline in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to operate the type.