Air Arabia ends year on a high with fleet expansion
Fourteen aircraft delivered from order of 44 Airbus A320s
· Air Arabia to receive six A320s in 2013
Sharjah, UAE; December 26, 2012: Air Arabia, the first and largest low cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today that it has taken delivery of its sixth A320 aircraft in 2012. The carrier took delivery of its latest A320 at the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, and the new aircraft has gone straight into service across Air Arabia’s network of 82 destinations.
Air Arabia has now received 14 of the 44 A320 aircraft it has ordered from Airbus in 2007. The delivery of the 44 new aircraft will be completed by 2016, and will more than double the size of Air Arabia’s fleet.
“The delivery of our sixth aircraft in 2012 is a great way to end the year,” said Adel Ali, Group Chief Executive Office at Air Arabia. “Our modern and reliable aircraft enable us to combine superb value for money fares with operational excellence. As we continue to unlock opportunities for the low-cost model in the wider Arab region, we look forward to the delivery of six new aircraft in 2013.”
The world’s best selling commercial jetliner ever, the A320 Family includes the A318, A319, A320 and A321 and is recognised as the benchmark single-aisle aircraft family. All Air Arabia aircraft cabin interiors are fitted with a world-class comfort seats offering highest seat pitch of any economy cabin across the globe and therefore, offering passengers extra leg room to sit back and relax during their flight.
About Air Arabia:
Air Arabia (PJSC), listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is the Middle East and North Africa’s leading low-cost carrier (LCC). Air Arabia commenced operations in October 2003 and currently operates a total fleet of 32 new Airbus A320 aircraft, serving over 82 routes from three hubs in UAE, Morocco and Egypt.
Air Arabia is an award-winning airline that focuses on offering comfort, reliability and value-for-money air travel. For further information, please visit: www.airarabia.com