Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vistara receives first A320neo aircraft

Full service carrier Vistara today received its first A320neo aircraft which is expected to join the Tata-SIA run airlines fleet of 13 Airbus A320 planes as of now.
Vistara received the new aircraft, which is fitted with CFM Internationals advanced LEAP-1A engine, at the European aviation major Airbus Toulouse (France) headquarters.
Commenting on the delivery of the first A320 New engine option (Neo), Vistara Chief Executive Officer Phee Teik Yeoh, said, "The A320neo ensures operational enhancement as well as cost leadership for us, with extra payload capacity, greater fuel efficiency, and improved range, perfectly aligning with our growth strategy.
Vistara had in 2014 announced leasing of 20 Airbus A320 planes ? 13 A320ceo (current engine option) and seven A320neo (new engine option) ? from Singaporean leasing firm BOC Aviation.
It completed the deliveries of 13 A320ceo planes in October last year.
Vistara is the fourth domestic carrier to have this latest fuel efficient aircraft from Airbus. Budget carriers IndiGo and GoAir apart from national airline Air India are the other operators of A320neo planes.
Vistara?s A320neo features mood lighting which is a first in India for an Airbus A320 operator. It has comfortable seating with a new seat bottom and seat back design, softer cushion, and a refreshing new look across all three cabin classes, the airline said in a release.
24/05/17 PTI/India Today