SKY Airline withdrew the last Airbus A319 from its fleet.
With the symbolic milestone of its last commercial flight, SKY Airline fired the only remaining A319 aircraft from its old fleet, becoming the first low-cost airline in America to have a 100% A320neo fleet.
This way the airline will have a total of 20 A320neo aircrafts by the end of the year, which will operate both in Chile and in Peru. This model stands out for having last generation engines and “sharklets” in its wings, which together, save up to 15% of fuel, being one of the most environmentally friendly aircraft.
In addition, they reduce CO2 emissions by 30%; produce 50% less NOx and mitigate noise pollution by 50%. They also have a cabin configured for 186 seats, which represents 21% more capacity than previous models.
“Despite the complex scenario that the industry is going through, SKY continues working on the development of its sustainability policy, which has as priorities the care of the environment and reducing the impact of our operation”, said the CEO of SKY, José Ignacio Dougnac.
SKY’s fleet renewal process began in November 2018 and contemplated an investment of close to US$ 1,500 million, as part of its expansion plan in the region.
It is worth noting that the Airbus A320neo has HEPA filters, capable of trapping microscopic particles, including Coronavirus, renewing the air in the entire cabin every three minutes and minimizing the possibility of contagion on board. “In the current context of the pandemic, this feature is extremely relevant, since in addition to being environmentally friendly, our new fleet has a significant upgrade in terms of reliability and safety,” warned Dougnac.
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