Seoul, South Korea - South Korea's second-largest carrier Asiana Airlines received the first of 25 Airbus A321neo on order.
The aircraft (MSN 8910) took off from Toulouse on July 31 and landed at Hamburg Finkenwerder for delivery ceremony. And then the aircraft was ferried to Seoul Incheon with a stopover at Novosibirsk Airport in Siberia.
Asiana's first A321neo is configured to offer 188 seats in total - eight in Premium Class and 180 in Economy. It will be powered by CFM International's LEAP-1A engines.
The A321neo of Korean carrier will make its commercial debut on August 8. It will fly from Seoul Incheon to Taipei Taoyuan.
With this delivery, Asiana Airlines became the first Korean airline to operate the A321neo.
The company will receive the remaining 24 planes by 2025. They are intended to replace 16 Airbus A321ceo in the fleet.
Two Airbus A321LR, the longer range variant of the A321neo, will also join the airline's low-cost subsidiary Air Busan this year.