From Toulouse to Vienna: Austrian Airlines Airbus A320neo #5

Austrian Airlines received it’s fifth Airbus A320neo this week via a delivery flight between Toulouse and Vienna.

The carrier is continuing it’s strategy in fleet renewal and growth, with this delivery being the latest example of that.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

From Toulouse to Vienna: Austrian Airlines Airbus A320neo #5…


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The fifth Austrian Airlines Airbus A320neo, registered as OE-LZR, departed Toulouse on December 29 and landed into Vienna at 1146 local time.

It is understood the aircraft will be painted into the standard livery, and will begin taking revenue passengers in the next few weeks.

Commenting on this milestone was Austrian Airlines COO Francesco Sciortino:

“The arrival of our fifth A320neo is a wonderful end to the year for Austrian Airlines and a gift for our passengers, who can look forward to even more travel comfort on board.”

“In the coming years, [the airline] will modernize both its short and medium-haul fleet as well as its long-haul fleet.”

“The use of modern and fuel-efficient aircraft is, alongside the use of sustainable fuels, the greatest lever for achieving our ambitious climate targets”.

The airline continued on this in their statement saying the following:

“Depending on the route, the operation of an Airbus A320neo can save up to 3,700 tons of CO2 per year compared to the respective predecessor model, as they consume up to 20 percent less fuel thanks to modern engine technology and improved aerodynamics.”

“The new aircraft thus make an important contribution to Austrian Airlines’ fuel efficiency, increase profitability and at the same time represent an important long-term investment in Vienna as a business location.”

All eyes will be on how well this aircraft performs for the carrier, as well as the further deliveries to take place from Toulouse.

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