Azerbaijan Airlines is to introduce more Boeing 787s and Airbus A320neos as part of a continuing fleet modernisation.

The flag-carrier already has three A320neos and a pair of 787-8s in service.

It has not disclosed the number of additional aircraft it aims to acquire, but says they will be part of a development strategy to 2030.

The A320neos will be configured with 186 seats.

“[This] aircraft is less noisy, more efficient and environmentally friendly,” the airline states.

Its A320neos are fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G powerplants.

Expanding the fleet will “strengthen [Azerbaijan Airlines’] position in the international aviation market”, it adds, increasing its competitiveness and enabling it to offer lower fares.

Azerbaijan Airlines has not given further information about its intention to bring in extra 787-8s. Its current 787s are powered by General Electric GEnx engines.

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Source: Azerbaijan Airlines

Azerbaijan Airlines already operates three A320neos