Aegean orders seven A320s

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has ordered seven new A320 aircraft.

The Star Alliance member will start receiving the Airbus jets next June, with all due to be delivered by early 2016.

The airline had already ordered five A320s, but their delivery was deferred owing to the finanical crisis in Greece.

The deal announced yesterday will see the “accelerated delivery” of these five aircraft and an additional order for two A320ceos.

Aegean chairman Theodoros Vassilakis said: “Aegean’s decision to take delivery of seven new Airbus A320s shows its commitment to invest once more in the ongoing qualitative growth of the aviation sector in the country.

“The capabilities are increasing and the existing competitive advantange of the low average age of our aircrafts is further enhanced.”

Aegean recently signed a codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways (see news, December 2013).

Graham Smith

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