The Sharjah-based airline, Air Arabia, has signed a firm order for 120
Airbus aircraft comprising 73 A320neos, 27 A321neos and 20
All the aircraft ordered will feature a
Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of
Air Arabia, said, “Air Arabia’s fleet growth strategy has always
been driven by commercial demand and we are glad to announce today
one of the region’s largest single-aisle orders with Airbus to
support our growth plans. This new milestone underpins not only
our solid financial fundamentals but also the strength of our
multi-hub growth strategy that we have adopted over the years
while remaining focused on efficiency, performance and passenger
Air Arabia is an all Airbus operator with a
total fleet of 54 A320 Family aircraft including the A321LR.
The A321XLR is the next evolutionary step from
the A321LR which responds to market needs for even more range and
payload. Scheduled to launch in 2023, the A321XLR will have a
range of up to 4,700nm – 15% more than the A321LR.
“The addition of the A320neo, A321neo and
A321XLR complements our existing fleet and allows us to expand our
service to farther and newer destinations while remaining loyal to
our low-cost business model. We look forward to working with
Airbus and receiving the first delivery,” added Adel Al Ali.
At the end of October 2019, the A320neo Family
had received more than 7,000 firm orders from over 110 customers