Air Arabia, the first and largest low cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, announced today it 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.
“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 Office 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.”
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. Across its 29th aircraft, Air Arabia aircraft interior cabin is 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.
From its three main hubs, Sharjah in the UAE, Casablanca in Morocco and Alexandria in Egypt, Air Arabia serves a network of 67 international routes spread across Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, Central Asia and North Africa.