Czech Airlines to order in and upsize more Airbus aircraft

Czech Airlines to order in and upsize more Airbus aircraft
Published: 25 October 2019 - 5:55 a.m.

Czech Airlines has ordered four Airbus A220-300 aircraft and opted for additional range by upsizing a previous order for three A320neo to A321XLR.

The two aircraft will add to Czech Airlines’ existing fleet of six A319 and one A330300, and allow it to continue extending its network to reach more markets.

The A220-300 will be fitted with 149 seats, while the A321XLR will have a two-class layout with 195 seats.

Petr Kudela, chairman of the board of Czech Airlines, said: “The A220 and A321XLR fit well with our long-term business strategy in terms of network expansion. These aircraft will definitely give Czech Airlines a competitive advantage, and will increase the capacity of our regular flights.

“I believe that this step will be appreciated by our passengers, as the aircraft offer best in class comfort even during long haul flights thanks to a brand new cabin configuration.”

Christian Scherer, Airbus CCO, said: “The A220 has proved to be a strong performer in Europe with its high daily utilisation being a testament to its versatility.

“The A321XLR has the longest range of our A320 Family. Passengers can now fly further without compromising on comfort, whilst Czech Airlines benefits from remarkably lower fuel consumption as it expands its network.”

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