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Turkish Air receives first A321neo in cabin flex configuration

HAMBURG, July 15, 2018

Turkish Airlines took delivery of the first A321neo in Cabin Flex configuration at the Airbus Facilities in Hamburg, Germany.

This version is the latest addition to the successful A320 Family. By applying modifications to the fuselage, it enables flexible cabin configurations for up to 240 passengers. Turkish Airlines will operate the aircraft in a configuration with 20 seats in Business Class and 162 in Economy Class.

Compared to the previous A321 variant, the most visible modifications are a new rear section and a modified passenger door configuration, where the door located forward of the wing is removed and new overwing emergency exits in the centre section are introduced. The A321neo in Cabin Flex configuration is an option today and will become standard for all A321neos around 2020.  

Commenting on the first A321neo delivery, M. İlker Aycı, Turkish Airlines chairman of the Board and the executive committee, said; “One of the most important components in reaching our 2023 targets is of course to constitute a sufficient and young fleet. Considering this fact, with the large-scale aircraft orders especially we have given in the past few years to adequately support our ever-expanding flight network, we aim to offer a comprehensive fleet capacity to our passengers all over the world. And in this context, we are delighted to add the newest member of the A320 family, A321neo, to our fleet.”

The A321neo is a type of aircraft that has an eco-friendly concept as it allows nitrogen oxide emissions to be reduced to about 50 per cent of the authority standards, and the noise value to be reduced by about 75 per cent. With over 1,900 orders to date, the Airbus A321neo offers a reduction in fuel consumption of at least 15 per cent compared to A321 CEO from day one. - TradeArabia News Service

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