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Airbus boost with order for four planes

Czech Airlines’ new Airbus A220-300
Czech Airlines’ new Airbus A220-300

By Staff Reporter

Czech Airlines has ordered four Airbus A220-300 aircraft, the wings of which are made in Belfast by Bombardier.

The airline has also upsized a previous order for three A320neo to A321XLR.

Czech Airlines already has six A319 and one A330-300 but said adding the two fuel-efficient aircraft types would allow it to continue extending its network.

The A220-300 will be fitted with 149 seats, while the A321XLR will cater for top comfort in a two-class layout with 195 seats.

Bombardier employs around 3,600 people in NI, including 1,000 working on the former C Series jets, which have been rebranded as the A220 after Airbus took on a majority stake in the series.

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