The Faroe Islands’ flag carrier Atlantic Airways has delivered its first Airbus A320neo, MSN8918, on lease from Air Lease Corporation.

Powered by CFMI LEAP-1A engines, the aircraft is set up in an all-economy cabin layout.

The addition of Airbus A320 to its fleet will enable Atlantic Airways to further strengthen its European network.

As an Airbus customer since 2008, the airline already operates a fleet of three A320 family aircraft, comprising two A319ceos and one A320ceo.

Last month, the airline signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for two A320neo aircraft, becoming the latest A320neo customer.

Designed to be a commercial aircraft, A320neo features the widest single-aisle cabin in operation. It incorporates the latest technologies, including new generation engines and Sharklets, which jointly deliver more than 20% fuel, resulting in reduced CO₂ emissions.

The A320neo family will offer up to 2t of additional payload and a range of 500nm.

In addition to operating at low costs, the aircraft reduces engine noise by nearly 50% and NOx emissions to 50% below the current industry standard.

The optimised cabin space and increased exit limits allow the aircraft to accommodate 150 to 180 passengers in two classes. It can house up to 194 passengers in a high-density configuration.

Airbus’ A320neo family has received more than 6,500 orders from over 100 customers, capturing around 60% of the market.

Recently, Saudi Arabia’s budget airline flyadeal placed an order for 30 A320neo aircraft with an option to order up to 20 aircraft from Airbus.