Airlines SKY express takes delivery of first Airbus A320neo

Greece carrier SKY express has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft.

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SKY express has taken delivery of its first state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo aircraft. It is the first of six neo aircraft in total and represents a new modern era for the Greece carrier. With the new aircraft, the carrier seeks to modernize its fleet, make operations more efficient and to open and offer new routes.

The first A320neo for the airline will be introduced on the route between Athens and Thessaloniki in mid-December. Beforehand, the airline and the crew will get to know the aircraft and the procedures.

In the coming months, SKY express has stated, the Airbus fleet will only grow. The carrier expects five more A320neo aircraft gradually being integrated into the fleet. These aircraft were ordered as only Airbus order in 2020.

With more Airbus aircraft in its fleet, SKY express will add new routes like Athens to Rhodes and other direct connections in Greece and abroad.

Ioannis Grylos, CEO of IOGR Group, stated: “With our own wings and our own strength, we are growing our fleet, we are increasing our destinations. We are changing the aviation landscape in our country, while supporting the Greek economy."

Back in October, when the order was announced, SKY express said: "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."

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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