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Aer Lingus has signed a lease agreement for two new Airbus A320neo aircraft in an effort to reduce carbon emissions, the carrier announced on Friday.
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The new aircraft will join the Irish carrier’s fleet in late July 2022, servicing short-haul routes between London Heathrow and Dublin.
The deal was signed with CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co. Limited, and will see the new generation aircraft replace two previous generation Airbus A320ceos.
Aer Lingus CEO, Lynne Embleton, said: “Renewing our fleet is one of the key ways for Aer Lingus to meet our sustainability targets, which is a priority for us over the coming years.
"The new generation Airbus A320neo aircraft is much more sustainable in terms of fuel burn and CO2 emissions and this is not only important to Aer Lingus but also to our customers,” she added.
Part of IAG, Aer Lingus has pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and has committed to powering 10 per cent of its flights using sustainable aviation fuel by 2030. The carrier expects to acquire a further two A320neo aircraft in 2023.