Czech Airlines has signed for seven Airbus A320neo twinjets which will replace a batch of A319s in its fleet.

The SkyTeam carrier states that it will acquire the jets as part of its restructuring programme.

Czech Airlines still had an outstanding order for seven A320s, according to the most recent backlog data from Airbus.

But it says the new agreement “replaces the original contractual relation of the parties”.

Czech Airlines has not given an engine selection for the jets. Its current Airbus fleet, however, is fitted with CFM International CFM56 powerplants.

Chairman Jozef Sincak says the agreement “settles all original commitments” of the carrier towards Airbus.

Czech Airlines says the jets will be delivered around 2021. The aircraft will replace seven leased A319s.

Source: Cirium Dashboard