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Air Arabia orders 10 Additional Airbus A320s

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 13 November 2008

Sharjah-based low cost airline, Air Arabia, has signed a contract with Airbus for 10 additional A320 aircraft. The contract follows an earlier agreement for 34 Airbus A320 aircraft signed at the end of 2007.

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman of Air Arabia, said, Our vision is to be one of the worlds leading LCCs in terms of profit margins, innovation, reputation and operational excellence, and having the A320 at the heart of our fleet is the best and quickest way we can achieve this.

Following Air Arabias expansion plans and the new hub in Morocco expected to operate next year, expanding the fleet size is certainly a need. The Airbus A320 aircraft has an outstanding success record throughout the world and is ideal for our needs and those of our customers. Sheikh Abdullah added.

Air Arabia currently operates 16 (leased and owned) A320s and serves a network of 44 destinations across the Middle East, North Africa, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Launched in October 2003 and based in Sharjah, UAE, Air Arabia has served more than 10 million passengers over the past five years.

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