Greek regional carrier Aegean Airlines has firmed up an order to buy 30 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, consisting of 20 A320neo and 10 A321neo aircraft.

The purchase agreement was signed by the airline’s chairman Eftichios Vassilakis and Airbus chief executive officer Tom Enders at a ceremony in Athens witnessed by Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras. The contract followed a Memorandum of Understanding signed in March this year. Aegean already operates a fleet of 49 Airbus aircraft (37 A320s, 11 A321s and one A319).

Vassilakis said: “Our agreement with Airbus augments Aegean’s capacity for development along with a trusted, long standing partner. We invest in the bestselling A320neo family to enhance our competitiveness and to further improve our service offering to our passengers. We believe in the ability of our people to excel in what they do, and they deserve to have the best hardware for the job.”

Enders added: “AEGEAN Airlines is a great example of a resilient and superbly managed airline. It has weathered the country’s financial crisis and come out of it much stronger than before. Moreover, Aegean’s customer focus and attention to service excellence have made the company one of the most awarded airlines in terms of customer satisfaction. We are extremely proud Aegean has selected Airbus to boost the efficiency of their future fleet.”

 

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