Indonesian scheduled airline Batik Air has taken the delivery of its first A320neo aircraft from manufacturer Airbus.

This delivery marks the 46th Airbus aircraft for Batik Air. The Lion Group-owned carrier now owns a fleet of 44 A320 family aircraft and one A330-300.

Featuring the advanced technologies, including new-generation engines and Sharklets, the new aircraft has recorded reduced fuel consumption by at least 15% at the time of delivery. The figure will increase to 20% by 2020.

Coming in a 156-seat configuration, which comprises 12 Business Class and 144 Economy seats, the aircraft is the widest single-aisle cabin among its category.

Batik Air will deploy the new A320neo on its regional services and increase its capacity.

It has also organised a welcoming ceremony for the arrival of its first A320neo at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia.

At the end of December 2019, the A320neo Family had received more than 7,100 firm orders from over 100 customers worldwide.

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Earlier this month, Singapore aircraft leasing enterprise BOC Aviation made a firm order of 20 new Airbus A320neo aircraft.

Last month, the manufacturer revealed its plan to set up a new digitally enabled A320neo family aircraft’s A321 production line at its Lagardère facility in Toulouse, France. The company has a strategy in place to modernise the A320 production system in the city.

Until November 2019, Airbus received 15,335 orders for the A320 family, 9,142 of which have been delivered.