Uzbekistan Airways has introduced its first long-range Airbus A321neo, which will be deployed on both domestic and international services.
The A321LR, fitted with CFM International Leap-1A engines, has been delivered through lessor CDB Aviation.
It was flown from Airbus’s Finkenwerder plant in Hamburg to the Uzbek capital Tashkent on 14 February.
The A321LR – registered UK32101 – is configured with 188 seats in two classes, including 16 in the business-class cabin.
Uzbekistan Airways says the twinjet is one of five aircraft it will receive this year. Chairman Ilkhom Makhkamov states that the fleet will operate to a variety of international and domestic cities on its network.
The carrier has been a long-term Airbus customer, operating a variety of the manufacturer’s models – dating back to the A310 – over the course of three decades.
Additional centre tanks provide the A321LR with a range of up to 4,000nm (7,400km).