Air Arabia Takes Delivery of First of 44 Airbus A320s

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 28 October 2010

Sharjah-based low cost airline Air Arabia, has taken delivery of the first of 44 A320s on order.

Air Arabias order for 44 A320s (34 placed in 2007 and 10 placed in 2008) will make the carrier one of the regions largest A320 operators and equip the carrier with one of the regions most modern fleets.

Our aim to become one of the worlds leading airlines in terms of profit margin, innovation, reputation, and operational excellence has taken a step closer to reality with todays delivery of our first of 44 Airbus A320 aircraft. As we receive more aircraft, we will expand our network and operations in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, said Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman, Air Arabia.

Air Arabia already operates a fleet of 23 leased A320s. From its three main hubs, Sharjah in the UAE, Casablanca in Morocco and Alexandria in Egypt, the carrier serves a network of some 65 international routes from Europe to the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, Central Asia and North Africa. In 2011, Air Arabia will open a fourth hub in Amman, Jordan.

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