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Uzbekistan Airways receives its first Airbus A320neo

Hamburg - Uzbekistan Airways has received the first of two Airbus A320neo on order with a ceremony held in Hamburg, Germany.

The Uzbek flag carrier leased the aircraft from Singaporean lessor BOC. The new Airbus A320neo of the airline is configured to accommodate 12 passengers in premium class and 138 in economy class. The aircraft is powered by two CFM Leap 1A engines.

In 1996, Uzbekistan Airways was the first airline among the CIS countries to operate a Western-built passenger plane. The A320neo will join an A320 fleet that consists of ten Airbus A321-200 operated since 2010.

The A320neo family jets have so far accumulated more than 6,500 orders from around 100 customers worldwide.