Air Arabia receives new aircraft
Sharjah, October 5, 2011
Air Arabia, a leading low-cost carrier in the Mena region, has received its fourth aircraft of 2011, bringing its global operating fleet to 29 aircraft.
The latest Airbus A320 arrived on schedule from Airbus facility in Toulouse, France marking the delivery of a total of six out of 44 A320 aircraft ordered back in 2007.
The new aircraft has gone straight into service across Air Arabia’s 67 destination network served from the carrier main hubs in UAE, Morocco and Egypt.
The delivery of the 44 new aircraft will be completed by 2016, and will more than double the size of Air Arabia’s fleet, in line with its aim to increase its total operating fleet to more than 50 aircraft. The carrier expects to take delivery of two more A320s by the end of the year, it said in a statement.
“Over the past eight years, Air Arabia has remained focused on growing its fleet to offer customers wider network at great value” said Adel Ali, Group chief executive officer at Air Arabia.
“As we continue to expand our fleet, we look forward to growing our operations across the Pan Arab, Europe and Africa region delivering great service and exceptional value to more and more customers around the world,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service