Airbus delivers first A321neo from new Toulouse Assembly Line to Pegasus Airlines

AviationUpdatesPH.com – Airbus has achieved a landmark delivery with the first aircraft assembled at its new A320 Family Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse. The milestone aircraft, an A321neo, will be operated by Pegasus Airlines, the leading low-cost carrier in Türkiye.

© Airbus S.A.S. 2023 - First A321neo f rom the new A320 Family FAL in Toulouse delivered to Pegasus Airlines

This delivery marks the culmination of efforts to modernize production and meet the surging demand for the A321neo, which now represents nearly 65% of Airbus' A320 Family order backlog. The spacious A321neo boasts the widest single-aisle cabin in the sky, along with impressive fuel efficiency and reduced noise footprint compared to older models. Over 5,600 A321neos have been ordered by airlines worldwide.

For Pegasus Airlines, the new aircraft adds to its existing fleet of 93 Airbus jets, including 6 A320ceos, 46 A320neos, and 41 A321neos. The airline has 68 more A321neos on order, highlighting its confidence in the aircraft's capabilities.

The Toulouse FAL, housed in the former A380 assembly building, signifies Airbus' commitment to ramping up production. Together with existing facilities in Hamburg, Mobile, and Tianjin, Airbus aims to reach a monthly production rate of 75 A320 Family aircraft by 2026.

This delivery marks a significant step for both Airbus and Pegasus Airlines. The A321neo's fuel efficiency and passenger comfort align with the growing demand for sustainable and enjoyable air travel, while the new FAL showcases Airbus' dedication to meeting this demand through modernized production processes.