Airlines Sky Express orders six Airbus A320neo

Greece carrier Sky Express has placed a firm aircraft order at Airbus for four A320neos. Also, the airline intends to lease two more aircraft.

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Athens-based Sky Express Airlines has placed a firm order with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus for four state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo aircraft. It is the first order for Airbus since August and Sky Express is set to become a new Airbus operator.

Next to the four firmly ordered A320neo, Sky Express also intends to lease two more aircraft from leasing company ACG Aviation Capital Group. The Greek airline has chosen to use CFM-International´s LEAP-1A engines to power the aircraft.

Regarding the new fleet addition, the airline stated: "The new aircraft with lower fuel consumption and highly advanced technical specifications, are coming to enhance the privately-owned fleet of SKY express, further reinforcing its flight operation which already covers 34 destinations across Greece, and to expand the company’s horizons to international flights."

The order underlines the ambitions of the airline to grow in the future and is a milestone in the airline´s history. This new era, according to the airline, will inevitably change the airline industry landscape of Greece.

Sky Express expects the first aircraft to enter regular service on December 14th. First route will be from Athens to Thessaloniki. By March 2021, the airline wrote, "the brand-new aircraft will be operating domestic routes as well as international ones, serving thousands of passengers by offering the most affordable prices and, as always, services of the highest quality."

Over the course of the fleet renewal introduction, the airline also announced a new, more modern livery. The colours blue and fuchsia represent Greece and the character of Sky Express. 7 blue lines stand for 7 days of the week. On the other side, the fuchsia lines are eight, representing the infinity of the horizon and the sky.

Sky Express was established in 2005 and so far operates a number of domestic flights with a fleet of 11 aircraft, including six ATR 42 and five ATR 72 turboprops. Its main operational base is located at Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport

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